Pull off hits next string

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VCG
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Pull off hits next string

Post by VCG » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:44 am

Hello,
I'm working on Brouwer Etude No. 9
I have a very hard time with the following phrase:
Brouwer etud 9.PNG
The pull off is hitting the next string and in this piece the next string
needs to be heard.
If I don't pull the string a little bit down than there is not sound of the slur.

How should I practice it?

Thanks,
VCG
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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by erichert » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:53 pm

The music shows the open string as only lasting a 1/16th note so it shouldn't really ring over. So, you can use the pull off to dampen it.
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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by franks59 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:39 pm

1) Get your hand/knuckles more over the finger board.
2) Play more on the fingertips. Maybe slightly tilted towards the 6th string.
3) Use small pull-offs, lifting slightly as well as pulling.

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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by musikai » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 pm

Good ideas!
Pull offs are like playing tirando free stroke with the left hand and you don't want to hit the wrong string.
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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by VCG » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:05 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by Tonit » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:04 pm

Hi,
It's a good idea to focus on more to pulling away from the fretboard.

Also, the hammer-on/pull-off while adjacent string(s) ringing can be played best when you focus on slightly offsetting the fretting (and hammering/pulling) fingertip to the other side of the ringing adjacent string. We'll be able to do this in a subconcious level eventualy.

It may take 3-4 weeks but you'll get accustomed to it so no worries.

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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by soltirefa » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:08 pm

You can also experiment plucking with different fingers, if possible.

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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by otirroz » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:22 am

There are some good ideas here, but I think they apply to other situations. In this case (the Brouwer Etude) I agree with erichert that the notation does not call for the adjacent string to ring on and maybe should be dampened. That could actually be Brouwer's intention.

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Re: Pull off hits next string

Post by Tonit » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:52 am

otirroz wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:22 am
There are some good ideas here, but I think they apply to other situations. In this case (the Brouwer Etude) I agree with erichert that the notation does not call for the adjacent string to ring on and maybe should be dampened. That could actually be Brouwer's intention.
Yes possibly but that does not prevent you from becoming capable of something important along the way. It's a matter of weeks rather than months or years so I encourage to try the harder way too.

Cheers,

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