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For me its mainly controlling my vibrato. Also, trilling C-D still doesn't sound too good.
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For your vibrato, listen to recordings of other players and try to emulate their sound. It just takes a while to get it going smoothly.
For the C-D trill, are you using the trill key?
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By far PEOPLE are my biggest pain. Anything else can be overcome with practice!
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asoalin wrote:... trilling C-D still doesn't sound too good.
Are you sure you are using the proper fingering?
Low octave = trill right pinky
Middle octave = trill 1
High octave = trill 2
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Tension has always been my biggest issue, as it affects my breathing and finger technique, among other things.
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Tension is also my biggest issue... and impatience. I sometimes get too impatient and try to rush things, resulting in a bigger mess than when I started. I know that right now I am doing nitty gritty meticulous technique cleaning on the Chaminade for a Michel Debost masterclass I am doing in about 2 weeks, and it is killing me!