The passage of interest:
This is specifically pertaining to the right hand, and the tempo I am provided is quarter note = 60-66. The fingering I am using is, starting with the C:
3-5 3 2 1 3 1 | 3 2 1 3 4 1 | 3 2 1 2 3 5 | 1
with vertical bars | indicating where leaps are occurring.
I have no trouble with these runs, apart from the leaps.
Are there any tips for executing the "1 to 3" leaps faster? Here's what I've tried:
- I used to have an unfortunate habit of rotating my hand so as to "feel" for the next note when a leap occurs. My teacher corrected this and told me to simply do a sideways (but not upward) motion to go from one group of notes to another.
- I've tried blocking. This helps with the groups themselves, but I can't do the leaps quickly enough.
- I can get this down mostly accurately without looking at the keys, but the leaps are too slow.
Due to circumstances, I haven't seen my teacher in a month, and I won't see my teacher either for another week or another month... Regardless, I would like to see if I can figure this out ahead of my next lesson with her.
Another thing that could potentially be factoring to this is that I've only been practicing this on my Kawai CA67 (which has weighted keys). I wonder how different this will feel with the school's grand, but I don't expect this will make a huge difference...