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Topic: Alborada del gracioso, again  (Read 1430 times)

Offline pizno

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Alborada del gracioso, again
on: August 19, 2005, 04:05:11 PM
I know a few of you out there have played this piece.  I'm starting to get it - the triplets are getting a little easier, even the double glissandos are starting to come together.  But I can't even imagine getting it to the tempo suggested.  Any advice out there? 

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Re: Alborada del gracioso, again
Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 12:07:40 PM
I cant remember what the suggested tempo is, because i havent looked at it for ages, but the way i did it was by playing it firstly at a speed i was completely comfortable with; even if it's so slow that you begin to get irritated at having to play that speed.

then i got my metronome and found out what that speed was; played it with the metronome at same speed to check it was all in time. then move the metronome up 1 notch, play it again, another notch....and eventually up to the proper speed. this does take a while, and obviously, dont move the metronome any higher until you are comfortable with whatever speed you're at.

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