One of my favorite pieces of ALL TIME is Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony. I fell in love with this piece in the summer of 2010 while driving through the Sierra Nevada mountains with one of my best friends. We were moving from Los Angeles to Chicago to become students at Northwestern, and had the whole world at our fingertips. I’ll never forget driving out of Zion and being repeatedly awestruck by the beauty of western Utah.
In the video, I demonstrate this lick with only a beat of rest in between each phrase. If you want the best possible results for your time spent, take a pause between keys to change your drone to the next key and internalize what you just played. The short pause helps you learn from your past rep, and learning is the whole point!