Ed Butler wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Tom - I agree with you on LAS HACHAS. I am having a hard time getting to the point of even attempting a first recording. On measures 13 and 14 my fingers keep stumbling over each other.
Ed, yep measures 13, 14 and 15 for me actually. Something that might help, this is what I did (still do):
a) work on measure 15 first. Keep at it until you can hit the all the notes and on tempo.
b) now work measure 13, strive to:
- keep your "a" finger planted on that "F" note, AND
- be sure to release your index finger after one count, to free up your hand a bit while proceeding to hit the rest of the notes in that measure.
c) then work measure 14 using the same strategy
d) after (and only after) you get from a-c, then start to work 13-16 as a group. This will also take a while, hitting that first note pair in 15 ("b" half note "plant" and "g" eighth note) and progressing through the measure will take time to hit on tempo.
Things still get crowded as you stated, but I found that working one part at a time, and by keeping my "a" finger planted to help me accurately place my middle and pinky fingers when trying to hit all those notes, helped. It took many, many repetitions to get these three measures in the ballpark so to speak. I still am working them as a "drill".