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    Default Playing trills....

    Is there anyway I can speed up how I play trills?

    Just tips in general

    When I say Jon Nakamatsu play the Rach 3, I saw how many there were, and how fast he played them, often with 3 & 4 th fingers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojan rabbit View Post
    When I say Jon Nakamatsu play the Rach 3, I saw how many there were, and how fast he played them, often with 3 & 4 th fingers...
    Those are the most comfortable trills, and your thumb is free to play some melodies. Also, 4-5 trills will set fingers 1-2 free to play something at the same time, but that needs a lot of additional practice.

    How to play them fast? Exercise a lot. Ever seen that 1-2 trill + melody at the end of the Waldstein?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YsayeOp.27#6 View Post
    Those are the most comfortable trills, and your thumb is free to play some melodies. Also, 4-5 trills will set fingers 1-2 free to play something at the same time, but that needs a lot of additional practice.

    1-2 trill + melody

    Ouch....

    I have trouble getting 2 and 3 fast ;p

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    4/5 trills are near impossible for me. I often use 2/3 trills with a melody in the left hand when improvising, as it helps to build tension and drama. That Waldstein trill is almost ridiculous
    Take a look at the Bandit's blog, Americana Avenue.

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    Is there a recording on youtube of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaBandit View Post
    4/5 trills are near impossible for me.
    You just need to practice. A bunch of etudes from Cramer's set are a very good way to gain flexibility for trills (like the Nº 9, 10, 11 and 12 from the Bülow edition).

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaBandit View Post
    I often use 2/3 trills with a melody in the left hand when improvising, as it helps to build tension and drama.
    Try this:
    the tempo is 3/4
    play quavers with fingers 4 and 3 (F and E respectively) (so... six quavers per measure)
    when playing the first quaver of each bar play C with the thumb.

    It's an easy exercise.

    If you can extend your thumb a bit, I say you should try to play the trill with 4-3 and, at the same time, the Dies Irae tune with your thumb.


    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaBandit View Post
    That Waldstein trill is almost ridiculous
    Not as much as the octaved scales/glissando.

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    So, is there any advice out there other than Ysaye's?

    Thanks

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