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Topic: playing fast from memory  (Read 2818 times)

Offline piani0player

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playing fast from memory
on: August 26, 2003, 10:03:20 AM
hi everyone,
     when playing a fast piece from memory ,i usually mess up when i start thinking what note is next and i get a bit nervous ,too.if play in front of people.so i have to try not to think what the next note is and let the hands played from automatic memoy.is that how you play a fast piece from memory? because i think it is impossible to keep thinking what the next note is at a fast tempo.

thank you
"imagine a little shepherd who takes refuge in a peaceful grotto from an approaching storm.  In the distance rushes the wind and the rain, while the shepherd gently plays a melody on his flute."

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Re: playing fast from memory
Reply #1 on: August 26, 2003, 06:30:39 PM
pianoplayer what you are doing there is relying exactly on muscle memory.  You may be able to get through playing entirely using muscle memory, but you never know at times while performing you may suddenly realize what you're playing again and screw up.  One way to fix this is to play the piece slowly, but without looking at the score.  Try to digest the piece and analyze it or wutever.  There are many other ways to improve upon this but that's all I can think of rite now

good luck with your playing  ;D

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Reply #2 on: August 27, 2003, 07:35:43 AM
thank you
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"imagine a little shepherd who takes refuge in a peaceful grotto from an approaching storm.  In the distance rushes the wind and the rain, while the shepherd gently plays a melody on his flute."
 

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