Highly doubtful. He says very clearly in a podcast that you can listen to on his website that the free stroke Shearer was teaching him was not the sound he wanted. He goes on to say that inadvertently forced him to develop his own concept and technique for free stroke. (because he disliked the sound Shearer's students were getting while following his advice)kmurdick wrote: ↑Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:34 pmI believe that Isbin's fingers are often over extended and it has held her back. The reason Baruecco's fingers have a smaller orbit is that the the relationship of his fingers to the strings allow for a more efficient movement. He was taught to do this by Shearer. When he first started studying with Shearer his positioning was at least as bad as Isbin's
Love that little girl! Haven't seen that vid in years. So amazing that those little hands could achieve so much on a full-sized instruments. She must be all grown by now. Kansahamnida.
Well that was one point against, but I seem to remember others - two of them were that it wouldn't go far enough, and that it isn't very plausible that a body provided with pairs of opposing muscles should rely on one side to do all the work and use the other side as an elastic band.
I don't understand this point. The first bit sounds plausible to me - the return may well be faster if the MCP begins to extend before the PIP has finished flexing. I can't make any sense of the second bit though - you are saying that this timing is only possible if the extension of the MCP is due to a passive rebound rather than an active contraction? Why should that be?But maybe it would if the two main joints were timed differently. The knuckle joint begins it extension before the middle joint finishes its flexion, and then the knuckle joint starts it flexion before the middle joint finishes its extension. Remember, it is not incumbent on either joint to complete its full natural extension before beginning its flexion, you can cut that extension off without causing undo tension. This might be what allows it to go so fast.