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Topic: How do you play upward octave glissandos?  (Read 567 times)

Offline ranjit

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How do you play upward octave glissandos?
on: June 18, 2020, 11:07:26 AM
Just asking out of curiosity. ;D
I can play downward octave glissandos (with the right hand) just fine, but how people play octave glissandi upwards just beats me.

Offline quantum

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Re: How do you play upward octave glissandos?
Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 08:24:04 PM
For the RH, try using multiple fingers to support the top note - 3,4,and 5 combined.  Flex the 3-4-5 fingers so you are using the nails in contact with the keys. 

No reason why you should not also practice this as a LH downward glissando. 
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Re: How do you play upward octave glissandos?
Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 07:48:29 AM
I use 3-4-5 combined.
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