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Topic: deterioration of trills  (Read 1722 times)

Offline dj

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deterioration of trills
on: May 13, 2003, 06:40:30 AM
hey everyone, i have this weird problem with trills.....i will learn a piece and when i first learn the trills i can play them perfectly, but as i keep practicing, they sound sloppier and sloppier untill they don't even sound like trills anymore. has anyone ever heard of that happening b4? any help would b nice.
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Re: deterioration of trills
Reply #1 on: May 13, 2003, 07:48:53 AM
I find if I focus too much on trills, I automatically tense up and they come out sounding sloppy.  Just forget about them and they will go by easily! ;D
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Re: deterioration of trills
Reply #2 on: May 15, 2003, 05:37:23 AM
Wow! I have the same exact problem, and I thought I was the only one. I slow down the trill. It may not sound as fancy as fast trills, but they will get faster as you play the piece more. also, I agree with amee.

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Re: deterioration of trills
Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 12:24:49 AM
I think everybody has that problem from time to time.

I suggest making sure your shoulders and arms are relaxed, and make sure all the energy goes to your finger tips that are in good technique.

Amee's right, the more you think about it you will tense up and have trouble with them. Also, you may have a "bad piano day" from time to time, just ignore the trills and the next day you'll be fine.
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