Haha, here it is, Jules.
I do indeed jest. Hey, life without a healthy dose of humor means missing out on a good portion of what it has to offer. I was in these lessons before but had to drop out for a variety of reasons...hopefully I can stay the course this time. I am also very competitive, but in the end I can easily accept not being the best providing only that I put forth my best effort, and that is precisely why I am glad to see the likes of Ken and others as classmates. He reminds us that hard work does pay off, which encourages us to put in such effort as life's other commitments allow.Rick Beauregard wrote: ↑Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:45 pm
I hope you jest and won’t be discouraged by students who may be at s higher skill level than you may be. Everyone is at a different level and some are able to practice more than others. As long as you meet the minimum practice requirements of Prof Delcamp you will get better.
The videos should be viewed as a learning opportunity not necessarily as a final recital level performance. When you watch some who make everything look easy, don’t Judge your skill level against that standard, but use it as a challenge to get better. Some are faster learners or have spent more time on things than you may have.
Oh, yes! Pivot finger(s) or guide finger(s) would be the right words and you explained much clear than my shaft analysis.Rick Beauregard wrote: ↑Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pmI’ve never heard it described as “shaft” Ken. But if I get your meaning are you talking about pivot fingers or guide fingers?
The key on difficult fingering changes is look at it like choreography, fingers dancing on the fingerboard. Work through the nance steps VERY slowly with deliberate “Aim Directed Movement” (to borrow the term from Aaron Shearer. Don’t speed up until you have repeated many times slowly and can execute them
At that speed.