Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

There's very little software that does anything like this, and nothing that provides an acceptable level of sophistication. As Josiah points out, the difference between playable and impossible can be incredibly subtle. What you need to do is work with experienced musicians, who can give you detailed feedback about things.


5

I'm not aware of anything that analyzes technical difficulty of a passage, but I know that the latest versions of Finale let you flag notes out of the range of various skill levels. Don't look for "possible/impossible", target the level you want and see if the music is feasible. Rather than saying "this is unplayable", you want to look at the way music is ...


3

Not really. You can always mess around and see if you find anything, but you're not going to find anything simpler than the main fingering. Pennywhistle involves a ton of half-holing, you'd better just get used to it.


0

This is an exquisitely beautiful piece; Satie probably wins the prize for millihelens per note. Anyway, I don't have a grand and can't practice the middle pedal, but it only sustains the single bass note, whereas if you hold down the right pedal through each bar, all of the harmonics of that bass note will sound sympathetically through the whole piano, ...


1

I don't have arthritis, but this may be applicable: I have had for many years suffered recurrent RSI in my left wrist when it is bent over, which when it is bad makes playing more than a couple barre chords in succession impossible, and even on a good day limits what I am capable of barring. My solutions were: Primarily - play fingerstyle pretty much ...


2

Finger substitution is not the way to go, unless you are playing an organ and not the piano. Absolute legato on the piano isn't as important as playing the notes with even tempo and dynamics. If you have small hands you can play the whole passage fingered 5 4 1 2 1 4 1 4 5 4 1 2 1 4 1 4 etc. Learn to "jump" unobtrusively between 5 and 4. You can cover the ...


2

That is bach's cello prelude from suite no1? I used to play that on the piano, and I always stretched. As you get more advanced, you will be playing pieces that require this kind of stretching, and you will learn how to quickly adjust your hand in order to allow your fingers to go where they need to go. I am not sure what finger substitution is in this ...



Top 50 recent answers are included