This week, we are going back to more basics, focusing on the left hand. We have covered lots of things to do with freedom of motion with the exercises in the first Back to Basics video, which we hope has helped you to get a sense of comfort and familiarity with your left hand.
In this video, I’m going to take you through one of the most sacred, basic and life-changing exercises for me: Schradieck Number 1. It’s not the fact of the exercises, it’s about the approach and application of it. I’m going to take you through it slowly and in lots of detail, so please be patient and trust the exercise – it’ll be worth it. It was one of a few things that helped absolutely transform my playing, after which everything became easier.