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When something of this sort happens to me I use a metronome and start slow (4/4 at 100 bpm) and slowly build up. I'd suggest playing the instrument like a workout on alternate days and you should be able to build back the strength. Also I would recommend playing in-front of a mirror as this could also be caused by wrong posture, which can be easily corrected ...


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I have actually thought about this some more and am not sure I fully agree with equating forearm rotation with hand rotation as suggested by the videos that were quoted. I should clarify that I am speaking here from my own intuition and not from strict definitions. I think the hand rotation can certainly be initiated from the forearm as very well explained ...


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The "obvious" fingering would be 2 | 1 2 3 4 - 5 3 4 5 4 | 3 1 If you don't like that, you could try starting with your thumb. Then play another note with your thumb under your fingers, so you don't run out of fingers before your get to the top note - i.e. 1 | 2 3 1 4 - 5 3 4 5 4 | 3 1 or 1 | 2 1 3 4 - 5 3 4 5 4 | 3 1 or you might prefer 1 | 2 3 1 3 ...


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Apart from the anacrucis D, the first phrase ranges between G and the upper D. All that can be played with thumb on G, up to pinky on D. The easiest seems to be to play the first D and move the whole hand sideways to the new position.


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Start with your thumb on the D and then move it up to G and play the rest in that position. It might take a bit of work to transition cleanly, but that is the easiest way.


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The first obvious (and therefore not really helpful ha) suggestion: Experiment. If you're having trouble with a section, play around with a couple different ways of doing it, even try things that seem unintuitive or "wrong", you may be surprised by something. But now for the real tips: Think in phrases. First read through the whole piece, and gain an ...


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It is more commonly called "forearm rotation" because the forearm is what does the work, not the hand. The basic concept is that instead of doing all the work of playing by raising and lowering your fingers with your hand still, you rotate your forearm "inwards" (so your thumb moves down as your hand rotates) to help play a note with your thumb, and the ...



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