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Topic: Repeated Notes in a scale  (Read 1428 times)

Offline musik_man

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Repeated Notes in a scale
on: December 08, 2004, 11:03:33 PM
Hello, I recently learned the arrangement of Haydn's Gyspy Rondo from Sheetmusicarchive.net; however, on the second page there's a part that I can't get up to tempo.  It's the part where you do the descending G-major scale with each note repeated.  I'm currently using the fingering provided, which is

B A A G G F# F# E E D
3 2 3 2 3 2    3   2 3 2

The problem is that I can't get this faster than Allegro without it falling apart.  So I'd appreciate any alternate fingerings or practice techniques for this.  Thanks.
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Offline MrRonsMusic

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Re: Repeated Notes in a scale
Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 11:35:42 PM
Take a half an hour or more using only your 2nd and 3rd fingers playing.  Practice your scales, or anything using only finger numbers 2 and 3.

Make sure you use different rhythms (i.e. triplets, etc.)

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Offline Sketchee

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Re: Repeated Notes in a scale
Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 01:41:22 AM
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B A A G G F# F# E E D
3 2 3 2 3 2    3   2 3 2

Are you sure the 2s and 3s aren't reversed?  It'd make more sense to play decending pairs of 23  (BA) (AG) (GF#) etc.
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Offline Rockitman

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Re: Repeated Notes in a scale
Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 01:50:28 AM
Hi Musik Man.  I play (try to) this piece also and it is the devil to play that part to speed.  I'm gonna try that suggestion of 23, 23, 23.  See if that makes it easier. 
It's a great piece.  It truly epitomizes Haydn. 

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Re: Repeated Notes in a scale
Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 03:07:21 AM
Wait is it the right hand or the left hand playing this part?  Forgot to ask :)

For some reason I was thinking left(!) but if it's the right hand then it should be 3,2.  Practicing in groups of two part still applies though.  Sorry fo my error
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