"Blackout" - Exercise 2

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"Blackout" - Exercise 1 "Blackout" - Exercise 3

Here, we continue the Eastern vibe with a more rhythmic and staccato approach. It's also an excellent exercise to help develop finger control.

First thing to notice are the rests. You'll encounter 8th note rests as well as 16th note rests. Make those rests very prominent and clean sounding. If you do that succesfully, the note before each rest will sound very staccato.

Also, keep a heads up for the sudden bursts of sixteenth note triplets. You'll find them in bars 6-8 mixed in with normal sixteenth notes. For further study on how to mix sixteenth note triplets with sixteenth notes, check out this lesson.