The excerpt below is taken from the complete article that appears in the July 2015 issue,
which is available here.

Strictly Technique

Flowing Groupings and Fill-Ins

Exercises for Increased Single-Stroke Control

by Bill Bachman

This month we’re going to work on playing flowing groupings of notes with one hand while gradually filling in the spaces between the notes with the opposing hand. The leading hand will play groupings of two, three, four, and six notes, and each grouping will comprise an accent followed by flowing taps.

The key to mastering these exercises with maximum flow and speed is to train your mind to think about the two hands independently. Focusing solely on the lead hand will make it seem as if you can play twice as fast, since you’re thinking about only half of the information.

For transcriptions of the exercises, and for info on the techniques used to execute each example, check out the complete article in the July 2015 issue.

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