Drone Training for Mastery: Three Octave Arpeggios - based on the Flesch System (Violin)

Category: 4. Technical Studies

By Kerstin Wartberg
Piano and organ Arrangements by David Andruss

Each arpeggio progression is divided into two chapters:

  • Practicing with DRONES
  • Practicing with tempo and bowing variations

 

What are DRONES?
DRONES are usually long sustained low notes that are used to accompany a melody. A typical instrument with DRONES is the bagpipe.

How can the DRONE training help with the following arpeggio exercises?
Practicing with DRONES is an excellent way to improve your listening ability and therefore your intonation.

What do I need to focus on?
Check the intonation of every single note, listen very carefully and hold each note as long as you need until it fits perfectly with the DRONE.
Take your time for every single tone. You do not need to keep any rhythm or tempo.
Soon you will realize that you have to make small intonation adjustments for almost every note.

 

Practicing with tempo variations

Each sequence has piano accompaniment tracks in six various tempos:
Quarter note = 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 80 bpm

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