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Video 7: Making Arpeggios Artful

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This video continues some of the principles given in the previous video. “Planting” is another term for right hand preparation.

There are two basic levels of right/left hand coordination you can apply to your arpeggios and arpeggio practice. You need to determine for yourself or with the help of your teacher which is most appropriate for you at this time. It can be good to practice a difficult passage or piece bit using level 1, planting, even if you’re a more advanced player.

  1. Planting each new chord with the right hand. This keeps your right hand stable and gives your left hand a plenty of time to shift cleanly
  2. Just in time delivery: practicing your arpeggio as a “chain reaction from finger to finger, as demonstrated in the video