ocaliptuseu wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:28 pm
When they are long periods of silence in a piece or when I'm passing strings my right hand seems to stop alternating for a moment and starts again with other fingers stroke. For example when I'm trying to play imimimim I generally play it like imimiimi or imimimmi.
It doesn't effect my speed or accuracy. Is this a problem? If it is, how can I fix this?
When there is a rest, a new phrase or other musical break, repeating a finger isn't neccesarily a problem. The key is to be sure the finger you are choosing takes your right hand where you want it to go. Does starting on the chosen finger lead to facilitating smooth string crossings (as Nick pointed out)? These are critical to confident playing and control of tone and articulation. And don't forget about "a"!
Our brain likes to give the most attention to the left hand while our right hand functions on auto-pilot but I'm convinced that it is the right hand that should be leading our playing. It initiates the sound, controls tone, articulation and rhythm. Planning, learning and having a conscious awareness of our right hand fingering while playing will likely lead to improved quality of the performance.
So much music, so little time.