statistically, bird's soloing style consists of equal dollops of scalar, arpeggio and chromatic structures.

as such, it behooves us jazz pianists to be intimately familiar with all aspects of the chromatic scale, coupled with an ability to play chromatic passages at the speed of light.

it occurred to me that since a chromatic melody can begin on any of the twelve notes, it would be a good idea to map out seth geitner's chromatic speed fingerings both ascending and descending beginning on each and every note of the chromatic scale.

notice that each drill has two different fingerings. these are, of course, derived from the extended speed fingering concepts explained in the same article right above the drill section.

https://piano-lessons-riverside-ca.com/lessons/advancedpianofingerings.html#chromaticspeedfingeringdrills

these drills make it so that no matter which note you begin a chromatic run on, you always will be able to execute it crisply and cleanly at blinding speed no matter how many notes you may choose to throw in.

this is one of those exercises that doesn't take very long to run through, and if practiced properly will stick with you for the rest of your life just like riding a bicycle.
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