Honestly, these exercises can either be extremely helpful or absolutely
worthless. Regardless of the focus, their purpose is to help translate
all the amazing potential in your brain into attainable possibilities for
your hands and fingers.
Remember that speed alone is meaningless. The passion has to be there,
the accuracy and knowledge have to be there, but speed is just an
Often you'll find that the best exercises come from difficult passages in
pieces that you are trying to learn.
If you would like to play along with me but your
oud is in a different tuning, think about looking into
Amazing Slow Downer.
They can change the pitch of a sound file or CD track without changing
the speed and vice versa.
Great for learning things by ear,
especially old Turkish recordings that are out of pitch, taksim you'd
like to slow down, etc.
I highly recommend either of these programs.
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