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Offline popndekl

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on: September 26, 2005, 03:53:21 PM
said in one sentence, i'm too slow. i just can't play some songs fast enough. i  either can't move my fingers quick enough or if i manage to do that, i got confused and the whole thing goes slippery...

i've seen a topic on these forums about chopin's revolutionary etude. guys are playing it at 208, i can't do even near 120...

and even on guitar, i can play albeniz's asturias for a few seconds and then i play notes two by two instead of playing it one after another...

any advices?

Offline jehangircama

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Re: snaily
Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 04:49:24 PM
you could try czerny's velocity exercises, though if u play chopin etudes, u should be able to play most things. i've heard that wrist rotation also helps for speed.
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Offline zheer

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Re: snaily
Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 04:54:39 PM
I dont know if i can help am NO expert ,playing fast isnt easy, but once you have memorized analized and digested the music,practice speed bit by bit by bit etc etc then all together.
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Re: snaily
Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 10:00:38 PM
Have a look here :P:

(zoom-zoom – all about speed playing)

(Speed: discussion about gradually speeding up with a metronome or using Chang’s approach)

(Practising for speed – Example: Beethoven Op. 49 no. 2)

(More questions on fast speed practice – the eldorado analogy - collection of links)

(Speed of scales – the important factors in speed playing - an alternative fingering for scales).

(how to play superfast scales)

(Speed – the 3 most important factors)

(Ultra fast arpeggios – slow practice x slow motion practice – good post by Herve – Abby whiteside is also mentioned)

(How to increase speed: slowly using metronome x fast with chord attack – juggling and skiping rope as examples)

(improving speed of LH – move the whole LH not only fingers)

(speed and muscle tension – 3 important components of speed playing)

Best wishes,
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)

Offline chopiabin

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Re: snaily
Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005, 10:47:46 PM
damn, you good.

Offline popndekl

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Re: snaily
Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 04:09:39 PM
well, thank you

bernhard, you're a maniac ;)

thanks again - i think i'll spend the next few days on reading... :)
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