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    I was wondering about one thing that makes me spend even more time learning something. I spend a considerable amount of time reading the score and identifying the note on my instrument... Any exercises to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaryad View Post
    I was wondering about one thing that makes me spend even more time learning something. I spend a considerable amount of time reading the score and identifying the note on my instrument... Any exercises to fix this?
    If you are at the stage of reading from manuscript you should be hitting the notes automatically, if not then a lot more basic study is required
    that is assuming you do not mean alternative/complicated fingering
    Last edited by Andante; Aug-23-2008 at 02:10.

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    Speed comes after accuracy.
    Play through the piece splitting it up in to manageable sections and play them slowly enough that you can play them accurately.
    Once you are comfortable with schmoozing through the piece slowly but accurately, start building speed till you hit performance speed.
    Any fool can play fast, badly.
    If you find "slow" to be boring and frustrating still, concentrate on your note production as well.
    Many relative beginners overlook getting it to sound nice whilst striving to make it sound right.
    a slow scale on a violin played with a little panache becomes a much more enjoyable exercise than scraping doggedly up and down the notes correectly but with frustration showing in every bar.
    Especially for your family or other captive audience.

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    Thank you very much for your advice. You really helped. Cheers

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