Regarding the trill notes in RDLA

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kl31
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Regarding the trill notes in RDLA

Postby kl31 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:53 pm

After months of (very unstructured) practice, the trill notes still feel awkward to play. It throws off the rhythm and the melody sounds discontinuous at the moment of the trill.

I might have been trying to hard to make the trill stand out by pulling off too hard after the hammer-on, which doesn't sound too great. It also screws with the tempo because it takes a bit too long to do a full pull off. I've also tried to simply forgo the pull off, and quickly tap the string without pulling it off. Doing it softly preserves rhythm, but its barely audible. Trying to add a bit more force ever so slightly delays the next quadruplet.

Not sure what to do here. any advice?

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Re: Regarding the trill notes in RDLA

Postby markodarko » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:39 pm

I'd suggest playing that part very, very slowly. Almost at a standstill and don't rush it to speed.
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Re: Regarding the trill notes in RDLA

Postby Mr.Rain » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:44 am

kl31 wrote:After months of (very unstructured) practice, the trill notes still feel awkward to play. It throws off the rhythm and the melody sounds discontinuous at the moment of the trill.

I might have been trying to hard to make the trill stand out by pulling off too hard after the hammer-on, which doesn't sound too great. It also screws with the tempo because it takes a bit too long to do a full pull off. I've also tried to simply forgo the pull off, and quickly tap the string without pulling it off. Doing it softly preserves rhythm, but its barely audible. Trying to add a bit more force ever so slightly delays the next quadruplet.

Not sure what to do here. any advice?


For me it is also a problem, specially the 2nd trill (executed with the pinky at least in my edition), it is really challenging to make it sound clear and in tempo, what it do is fret also with the 1st finger(is not being used on that figure) to support the hand completely, it makes the pull of a tiny bit easier.


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