Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level

Exercise Patterns (2)

The Exercise Patterns

There are various different patterns for double note exercises. Here are a few examples of many possibilities. I suggest experimenting and finding one or two that work for you, then changing them from time to time so you don’t get bored. You will need to transpose these exercises through all 12 keys to get the best value from them, using one of the modulating schemes from this article. Practise separate hands and then together, legato. Make sure each pair of thirds is synchronised precisely so the two notes sound dead together. You don’t have to begin...

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