Michael, I agree with the others' assessment. Excellent submission, with nice fluidity and soiid form. Well done.
Hi Paul,Paul Cezanne wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:31 pmI'm having a great deal of difficulty with Page 58, Lesson 15
You can see I can do it with free stroke, but when I go to do with rest stroke it just goes bad.
I think my fingers are getting too enthusiastic and damping the other string, but I also just can't seem to start them at the same time. I even just miss the string sometimes.
I've only been at this a few days so maybe I just need time, but it is frustrating.
Great observations, thanks!William Byrd wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:25 pm
It's evident you are struggling a bit with this. First of all, in the beginning of the video, you are raising up your hand when you attack the strings. Your hand should not being moving at all. You should pull your fingers in at the top joint, as if making a fist. Try playing just open strings and look at your hand to ensure it's not jumping around. It took me awhile to get this under control and I still make the mistake at times.
My other suggestion would be for your thumb rest strokes, arch your wrist up and make your attack more gentle initially until you get comfortable with it. Arching the wrist up definitely helps with the thumb attack. You'll get it. Just keep practicing.
When I do that I tend to make a free stroke, not a rest stroke. Any pointers?
Yeah, don't get discouraged, it is worth it.