OlgaVovk wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Tom Wimsatt wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:57 am
Here's my attempt at Accords, Number 44. Still working on #45.
HI Tom, I was watching your video multiple times.
It looks like you got a very good staccato and timing is also good (except may be the last two measures, but I have a feeling you tried to slow down to make the ending more dramatic. Am i right?).
I am trying to repeat/simulate your staccato and I would appreciate any insights/trade secrets
Hi Olga. After listening to your Accords posts, I'd say you've got the hard part nailed (forming those chords). I'm pretty sure the 3rd from the last measure of #45 gave us all trouble!
Yes I slowed down for effect, which is convenient also in order to avoid messing up the piece at the very end !
For Staccato and Timing:
1) review page 91 exercise #18. This series of lessons is where I/we first encountered staccatos (and where I finally learned what the dots above the notes meant..). The notes were muted with the right hand, and this is how we should mute those chords in Accords 44 and 45 I believe (as opposed to using the left hand).
Once you get comfortable with the muting part, then vary the speed/tempo of the exercise. Try to vary the speed/duration of muting in conjunction with tempo. I tried this with Trills and Mordents, which might help explain this timing strategy - where I'm slowing down or speeding up the trill speed to match a slower/faster tempo. I hope this makes sense, easier for me to do than to explain. I can upload some demos if that helps. Let me know.
2) then review exercises #19 and #20. This helped me further to learn the staccato technique because I had to "Staccato" in combination with all the finger contortions required of the scales involved.
Hope this helps!