Ear Wax and tremolo

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Keith
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Ear Wax and tremolo

Post by Keith » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:02 pm

On Wednesday I had an annual check-up with my MD and had my ear canals "washed". My left ear is now clean as a whistle but my right one is 100% clogged to the point where I now need to visit and ENT MD to have it vacuumed (I had it done once and it is the best). So much for having a RN with the only tools being an ear bulb and no curette tools. I noticed I am compensating for having only one good ear by overplaying my tremolo and noticed it has improved. Not suggesting plugging up one's ear with wax but maybe putting in a plug in the right ear to force the hand to overplay and thereby improving.
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Kevin Cowen
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Re: Ear Wax and tremelo

Post by Kevin Cowen » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:07 pm

Thanks.
I was thinking of sticking a candle in my ear to improve my tremolo.
Now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Ear Wax and tremelo

Post by dtoh » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:06 am

I practice tremolo a lot with headphones on listening to music or a video. There's something about shutting out the sound that sometimes make it easier to develop a more relaxed mechanical rhythm, feel of the finger on the strings, etc. That said I also spend a lot of time with my ears open listening carefully.

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lucy
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Re: Ear Wax and tremolo

Post by lucy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:01 pm

Keith wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:02 pm
I noticed I am compensating for having only one good ear by overplaying my tremolo and noticed it has improved.
This is exactly how I improved my tremolo. You play it slightly slower and very strongly, so every note is clear and exactly in time. That seems to improve the action of the hand, (perhaps it develops the muscles?)

Once you've done that for a bit, you lessen off the force and relax your hand, in order to play it evenly and smoothly.

An interesting way of finding this out Keith!! :D
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slidika
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Re: Ear Wax and tremolo

Post by slidika » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:31 pm

I prefer playing a syncopated tremolo . . . :D
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