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MASTER YOUR RUNS/RIFFING

STEP 1: LEARN ALL THESE SCALES

LEARN ALL THESE SCALES

(END GOAL IS TO HAVE THEM MEMORISED ASCENDING AND DESCENDING)


Vocal Exercise - Major Pentatonic Scale Ascending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWaIj0Mfaeg


Vocal Exercise - Minor Pentatonic Scale Ascending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRYw63hfLlA


Vocal Exercise - Blues Scale Ascending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imptp8prp-w


Vocal Exercise - Chromatic Scale Ascending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDCh7BqGA_I


EXTRA: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS WITH NATALIE WEISS

FULL PLAYLIST

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTMTIX_bS2BqrI9UERO8VnN-5KLYl683p



EXTRA: TRUE DIVA WORKOUT SERIES

GREAT LITTLE SERIES TO PRACTICE THE DIFFERENT SCALES PRACTICALLY WITH STYLES AND VARIOUS RYTHMS


Vocal Workout: Major Pentatonic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilRjNx-GtqE


Vocal Workout: Minor Pentatonic Scale

youtube.com/watch?v=THCZ1ptAoss


Vocal Workout: Big Band Lick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipaHoOpO9B4


Vocal Workout: Oh-ooh-ooh-yeah-eh-eh-eh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roQCbNVg_cU


Vocal Workout: "Life" is full of Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ml2HdwOIg


Vocal Workout: Whitney Houston Fluid Pentatonic Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN2ZnHjpjD8


Vocal Workout: Etta James - Good Feelin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdDBSPVUrL4


Vocal Workout: Alicia Keys - Never Felt This Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-8CcjSPeg




STEP 2: CHANGE THEM UP & SPEED THEM UP

BEGIN SPEEDING UP ALL OF THE PREVIOUS SCALES & CHALLENGING YOUR AGILITY.


FULL PLAYLIST: RIFFS AND RUNS

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjumkJUG-60JprRB-mAee6T25PUhtoJ-9


This playlist provides beginner, easy, normal and hard piano tracks. Slowly first begin to master the beginner tracks and slowly move your way up. This is a wonderful playlist to help gain agility and flexibility vocally.



STEP 3: IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE MUSIC

PRACTICE DOES MAKE PERFECT WITH RIFFING AND RUNS.

ONCE YOU HAVE DONE TONNES OF PRACTICE AND FEELING WAY MORE CONFIDENT, MAKE A PLAYLIST!

FIND ARTISTS THE INSPIRE YOU AND WHO ARE GREAT EXAMPLES OF RUNS AND RIFFING.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE STYLE.



FINAL STEP: PLAY AND IMPROVISE. TAKE RISKS AND HAVE FUN!

PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!

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