True. But most performers play it at a speed that I cannot duplicate at the moment.Simplicio wrote:Thanks Luis. I can see how this could be helpful. It's also so easy these days to go to YouTube and watch someone else play a piece that you are perhaps not familiar with.
Funny, I've been doing the same thing with a simple piece by Sor (Opus 35 No 2) and I agree it is very helpful. It helps me getter a better sense of how long or short the notes should be. Also, as you say the slow tempo is a great help. I find a lot easier to use than the metronome.Tarbaby wrote:I think that's a great idea, Luis!
I'm also a drummer. A few years ago, I bought a couple of really good books. One had Brazilian drum patterns in it and the other had Afro-Cuban patterns. These were the most complex patterns I'd ever seen! It was almost like learning a short fugue.
I programmed them into my drum machine and played them through my guitar amp. Playing along with that forced me to play them over and over again at a slow tempo, until I got them "under my fingers".
I used the same method with my students and it REALLY helped! I don't know how I could have done it otherwise.
Also, by writing music down (or programming it) you get another great way of familiarizing yourself with the notes.
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