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From the Frank Converse Analytical Method. These are really good for building technique. Follow the fingerings for maximum effect. The solid line is what Rice called a "Strike" 30 years prior.

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Comment by Carl Anderton on January 15, 2011 at 10:37am
Give us this day our daily bread...
Comment by Tim Twiss on January 15, 2011 at 10:41am
Amen Brother.
Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on September 23, 2012 at 10:46am

Perfect timing for me.  Can I have a Hallelujah! 

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 23, 2012 at 10:57am

Praise the lowered...(bass)

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on September 23, 2012 at 12:21pm

ah ha-ha-ha!

I think I have fond a task to do today. This would make an ultimate Warm Up! No clumsy fingers after running through this a few times before playing,..hopefully!

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 23, 2012 at 12:32pm

I have been doing these daily for years. They are of great help...period. I don't want to lose sight of the fact that the original post was a segue to look at the General Exercises that follow this.

Comment by Strumelia on September 23, 2012 at 1:24pm

And for the benefit of those like me, who stumble around looking for things that others already know the location of....

All the tutors can be perused, saved on your computer as PDFs, or printed out in their entirety, thanks to Tim and others' generosity:

http://www.timtwiss.com/timtwisscomprintmusicsources

The combo exercises Tim posted above are found on pages 90-91 of the Converse 1886 edition tutor in the link. 

BIG THANKS to all who took the time and trouble to make this all available to us for free.   :)

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 23, 2012 at 1:40pm

There is a lot of stuff on this site, but it is difficult to find. I put these up a long time ago.....just "refeatured" them

 

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on September 23, 2012 at 2:51pm

I downloaded that PDF and made a nice spiral bound book. I was still new,...still am ha ha, and shelved it, looked a t a few things but other than that that was it. i'm sure I would have eventually discovered it,...maybe next year, but gory be It popped up at a good time. Yes! Big Thanks to Tim and all of the contributors of our ever growing resources. Cheers!

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 23, 2012 at 3:08pm

Once you play these and plant that hand down, try some of the pieces in that book, paying due attention to the Combination marks in the piece. There are many simple ones. I guarantee that it will change your game. Looking back on the earlier stuff will never be the same. You'll see those moves,,,unmnarked, but jumping right out. It think this is a piece of the clawhammer / stroke puzzle.

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