Are you ready to infuse your piano warm up routine with some beautiful arpeggio patterns?

In today’s new video, I will guide you through mesmerizing arpeggios that are not only beautiful but also incredibly enjoyable to play.

From graceful streams to epic crescendos, each pattern adds a new dimension to your warm-up routine, ensuring that your fingers dance across the keys with finesse.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pianist, there’s something for everyone in this tutorial. So why wait? Grab your piano and join me in today’s new video!

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION:

Arpeggios can be a really fun and beautiful way to warm up on the piano. Today I’m going to show you five incredibly beautiful and fun arpeggio patterns to warm up with and be sure to stay to the end because the arpeggios get more and more and more epic as they go. All right, let’s get started. An arpeggio is basically when we break up a chord like this, if this is C major then an arpeggio is going to be just the notes of the C major chord broken up like this.

So for our arpeggio warmups that I’m going to go over today, we’re going to use this chord progression. A minor, F major, C major, G major. And these chords are always A, C, E, F, A, C, C, E, G and then G, B, D, no matter what order you play them in. So the first warmup I call moving uphill. All right, this is our first one. It’s our easiest one but it’s still really pretty. So we’re going to start on A minor and all we’re going to do is move up from bottom to top. Like I said, it’s called moving uphill. So you’re going to go like this, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5. So all you did was move up. And you’re going to do it twice. Then you’re going to move to the next chord which is F major and you’re going to do the same thing twice.

Then the next chord is C major and the last chord is G major. All right. And so you’re just going to do that and once you get used to it, increase the speed. And if you know how to use the sustained pedal it’s going to sound more pretty if you use the sustained pedal. Another thing you can think about is playing it in a lower octave or moving to a different place when you do the chord. So I played it up here, but it also sounds really pretty if you move it down.

So that’s something to think about as well. You don’t have to play them in the exact same places that I did. All right, warmup number two is what I call flowing stream. All right, so what we’re going to do is we’re just going to play the regular chord in our left hand. So I went like this in my left hand. So the same chord progression we were doing before which is A minor, F major, C major, G major. The tricky part is really with our right hand. So what I did was I went like this, 5, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3. It’s just that pattern. 5, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3. Then I repeat it.

So I play that pattern twice like this. Then I’m going to move to my next chord which is F major, same pattern, 5, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3. C major, G major. And just like the other one, you could play it lower. All right, warmup number three is what I call reaching high. So it’s expanding upon the first one that we did. So we’re going to move upwards from our left hand, 5, 3, 1, then right hand, 1, 3, 5. And all I’m doing is getting finger two with my left hand and crossing over and pressing A. So 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, A, because I’m playing A minor. All right. Then I’m going to move to F major, same thing, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, F. C major, C and then G major.

All right, so that is the third one reaching high, and again, you could play at different places and it’s really pretty. So which arpeggio is your favorite so far? Let me know in the comments. Warmup number four is called reaching really high. It’s expanding upon the last one that we just did and it’s just even more epic. All right, so what I did for this is I’m starting a little bit lower on the piano. So this is an A, this is A, A. So it’s the third A from the bottom of the keyboard. And what I’m going to do is I’m going 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5. Then I’m getting my left hand, I’m replacing where my right hand was. I’m going to move my right hand up the next octave and I’m going to go 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, A. So watch that again.

Then you’re going to do the same thing with F major, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, replace, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, crossover. Same thing with C major, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, replace, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, crossover. And then you’re going to end on G major, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, 5, 3, 1, 1, 3, 5, crossover. So it turns into this beautiful arpeggio. All right, warmup number five is called the flowing river. These are bigger cords that we’re going to be using. So this is the most challenging one. I’m going to have a bigger A minor. So there’s an A here and an A here.

All right. So like I said, this is a bigger cord. So in our left hand we’re going to have more simple cords, just the regular cord as before. But our right hand is going to be the more tricky one. And so we’re going to go 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5. So you’re going to have your fingers like this, 1, 2, 3, 5 over A minor, but don’t get tense, stay relaxed, otherwise it’s going to hurt. Okay. Do not get tense. 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5. That’s the pattern and you’re going to do that on every chord. 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5. F major same thing, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5. C major, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 5 and then G major.

All right, that was all five of arpeggios. I hope you guys enjoy warming up with them and please keep in mind that they’re going to sound way prettier if you play the sustained pedal correctly. If you don’t know how to play the sustained pedal correctly I definitely recommend watching this video. These are arpeggios are fun but if you can’t apply them to actual songs then what’s the point of learning the piano? So what I recommend doing is watching my free training because I show you exactly what to learn on the piano in order that will help you go from zero to playing your favorite songs much faster.

The link is in the description below. But don’t just take my word for it. I’ve taught tons of people the piano through this method and one of them is named Dave. Dave went from taking a few lessons as a child then stopping for 50 years and he returned with my piano accelerator program and this is what he sounded like after just three months. He does have a full video testimonial and I will link that in the description below. So to watch my free training and see Dave playing and talking about my program, click in the links in the description below. If this video helped you, be sure to like and subscribe and I will see you next time.