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    Default Speed exercises with Chris Henry.

    https://youtu.be/Xy3ZRxxicF8

    Very good video.
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    Default Re: Speed exercises with Chris Henry.

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    When my kids were learning violin their teacher assigned exercises like these from the Essentials for Strings book. The main difference was the multiple picking on each note which does not really work on violin in the same way. In any case, thee are certainly good exercises but I got impatient with his needing to play and repeat each exercise. Play each scale with single. double, triple and quadruple notes then apply same to other patterns. I might also approach working through the keys through the circle of fifth or fourths. It is all good... and good for you!
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    Default Re: Speed exercises with Chris Henry.

    Good stuff. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. So far, I am not sure it won't kill me, though.
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    Default Re: Speed exercises with Chris Henry.

    Jim, thanks for embedding the video: I never can get that to work (I’ll prove it again below).

    Here is living proof that Chris Henry’s drills worked for him. Absolutely insane speed (watch the whole thing; he goes face-melting mode at the end):

    https://youtu.be/7A2YWmoij_A
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    It is very funny that the Chris has to play about 16 notes for one that the fiddle player plays. So he only gets a lot less per note. It hardy seems fair. I think he should complain to the mandolin union.
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    I’ve been playing mandolin for about 12 years, mostly just noodling around, learning simple tunes that grab my ear, and making up simple tunes. I’ve never been disciplined about scales and practice etc. But this week I’ve been doing the exercises that Chris teaches here, and not even being all that disciplined about it, and I’m seeing major improvement in my speed and accuracy. It works! Thanks, Chris Henry!
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    Default Re: Speed exercises with Chris Henry.

    The same exercises (and some - holy cow!) by Jacob Reuven:

    https://youtu.be/FN2M8x7raN8
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    Great video !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb View Post
    Jim, thanks for embedding the video: I never can get that to work (I’ll prove it again below).

    Here is living proof that Chris Henry’s drills worked for him. Absolutely insane speed (watch the whole thing; he goes face-melting mode at the end):

    https://youtu.be/7A2YWmoij_A
    I love just watching the others playing with him trying to keep up.

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    Default Re: Speed exercises with Chris Henry.

    I've incorporated these into my practice routine. They are very helpful.

    I recently used the pattern as the basis for a break during a jam and surprised myself.
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