Nick’s Practice Schedule

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Master Practice List (Aug 2012 – )

Finger Calisthenics | Start at 30 BPM (tempo range = 30 to 250) ::

– Stretching exercises

– Chromatic, other scalar and arpeggio exercises with picking and finger style ( Groupings, Jump Steps )

– Apply different rhythms and poly-rhythms

– Run through JS Bach at least once per week

Scales ::

– 7 Modes of Melodic Minor | Run through one key a day

– 7 Modes of Harmonic Minor | Run through one key a day

Harmony | Voiceleading ::

– Triad Cycles | Close and spread Apart | Voicelead through one key and cycle a day in Major, Melodic and Harmonic minor | ( Options :: Cycle 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 )

– Seventh Voicings | Review Drops | Voicelead through one key and cycle a day in Major, Melodic and Harmonic minor

– Chord Vocabulary | Usages in multiple contexts ( Consult Vocabulary Folder )

***Apply arpeggio sequences with pick

Reading ::

– Rhythms ( Gary Chaffee | Factorial Rhythm book )

– Extra Practice (opt) :: choose from fakebooks, flute or Bach Violin Book

Tunes ::

– Original Compositions (8) | ( Soloing, Comp’ing; Application of vocabulary )

– Tunes for upcoming performances


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About Nick Grinlinton

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Nick Grinlinton is a guitarist, composer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a two-time ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award finalist and has composed and played music for Jerry Seinfeld's web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee". A speedy runner, Nick currently focuses on racing distances from the mile all the way to the marathon. As he continues to train daily, he is currently examining what effect music has towards running. To learn more and to contact Nick, visit his website.

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