Anybody familiar with this articulation exercise - where you just play sixteenth note second line G's for a minute, breathing when you need to, playing at a more relaxed tempo than you may think is necessary, and only speeding up gradually as the days and weeks progress?
It was described by Chris Gekker in the intro to his book of articulation studies. This exercise has done wonders for my articulation, and has made me feel more "on top" of my playing in general.....almost as if my entire physical set-up is more focused towards the center. Response has improved dramatically, and I feel more "on top of" (again, best description that comes to mind!) of the music....almost as if tongued passages aren't catching me off guard or taking me by surprise as much anymore. Thing is, that I haven't adjusted my practicing as far as actual music and excerpts are concerned, only have been incorporating this one minute exercise 2 or 3 times a day.
WHY does this work?
I did not find the right solution from the internet.