Tom Poore wrote:Here’s a video of some of that work ... My ultimate conclusion, however, was that speed bursts are a dead end. They just don’t feel the way a sustained fast passage should feel.
Thanks for sharing that video, Tom.
It could very well be that, as you said before, some people just can't "get" speed. It could however be that you weren't doing the correct exercises as speed bursts alone will not improve your sustained playing speed. I do 6 exercises in total. Well, there are variations per exercise so depending on how you count them there could be over 30.
(the exercise I posted previously was only to answer the initial poster's question about increasing RH speed, not sustained speed, that's a more complex problem to solve in a short time scale)
I tell you what... If I ever get my sustained rate up to 150bpm (from currently 120bpm) in less than 9 months time - making it a 60bpm increase in 12 months - I'll consider writing a little booklet outlining my methods and schedule because if it really does work it could be valuable to the community.
Of course, there's a chance that it won't work and I'll hit that "wall" eventually, so I'm not prepared to share my entire routine at this time in case it does more harm than good in the long run.
But... If it does work, perhaps there'd be hope for you and others who have tried and failed in the past.
What d'ya think?
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.