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Jaime Vendera - The Ultimate Vocal Workout


DARKO MANNING "aka Dark Man"


This is an etude to work on playing in free time, but with a continual accel., meaning you speed up as you play and begin to push the tempo. This etude is a good exercise for picking, sweeping, and a work out on how to play in free time.

Born in the small town of Olav Manitsfy Heinz, Germany in 1980, I began playing the piccolo at age 4 and switched the Bass Trombone at age 7. After studying both instruments until the age of 10, I decided to pick up the classical guitar full time. The repertoire was a bit limited for the music I was listening to from my mother's collection, and decided to do something my parents did not envision. Take up the Electric Guitar on the side, and go back to studying the Piccolo. My practice time for the guitar grew from 3-4 hours a day, to a complete obsession. My normal practice routine started to take up 10-12 hours of my day, with some marathon sessions of 20 hours on certain days where I felt the need to push myself to the fullest. From the time I was 13 until I turned 20 there was not one day that went by without me playing through my 10-hour daily routine.