Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

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Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by Daniel Penalva » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Hi all,

Since started playing guitar, practicing techniques everyday, i seldonly have seem any recommendation to spend time, in every practice, solfegging a piece and studying fingering. Also i realize playing any score at first sight is a very different learning practice. From your experience how would you balance the time between those practices (if you put time in any of them) ?

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by Whiteagle » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi, what is solfegging?

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by Daniel Penalva » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:09 am

I mean singing the notes of a piece.

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by Contreras » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:54 am

i work out my fingering on the guitar while working a piece up ... usually after I've more or less memorised it.
Solfeggio ... not so much
Put down the bagpipes ...
... and no one gets hurt.

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by Robin » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:53 pm

Yes,I always sing the piece, usually phrase by phrase as I learn it. Sometimes I play one voice part and sing another, other times sing the bass line or melody while playing the opposite part. Or just sing it without the guitar. It took me a long time to learn to do this but I believe having the music sounding in your inner ear, truly knowing what pitches come next and how the phrasing flows allows for more confidence and more musicality in playing.

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by ben etow » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi Daniel,

I spend virtually all my time reading and fingering without the guitar. I have no time and find it not useful to practice sight reading.

Unless you have technical and reading skills/automated gestures for each note and articulation on the guitar like Ricardo Gallén and maybe a few others, I think you are just losing valuable time as you cannot care for phrasing, articulation, polyphony, singing voices and so on with the guitar...

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by llch » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:01 am

Now I spend most of my time using metronome to do slow practice... I start with half the tempo or even quarter, then play it for a few times, and then proceed to faster tempo. In fact, I'm relearning everything I've done like almost ten years ago! So for new songs, lesser definitely...

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Re: Mental playing/solfegging, fingering time X play score in first read

Post by ben etow » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:22 pm

I forgot to mention that I try to rehearse mentally the works I know. As a way to spot where I don't know which fingers I use and to make sure I know the work enough to play it in concert. This doesn't work for chamber music, for the time being at least.

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