Quick slur between D5 and F5

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Quick slur between D5 and F5

Post by Flutterby » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:34 pm

I'm playing a piece that has quickly slurred repeated D-F-F-D-F-D, second octave. Is there a trick to this like cheating on the D and leaving the 1st lh finger down, or cheating on the F and leaving off the Eb key? Or both? :lol:

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Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

Post by pied_piper » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:30 pm

Technically, all notes should be played with their proper fingering. Sometimes, what is "quick" for one person may be OK for another. Practice the phrase slowly with a metronome and using the proper fingerings. Gradually increase the metronome tempo and continue practicing that phrase. After a few days, you may find that you are able to to play it with the proper fingerings. However, if you cannot play the phrase smoothly at the desired tempo, shortcuts may sometimes be needed. In that case and as a last resort, you might leave the RH pinky up and LH first finger down while playing the phrase.
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Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

Post by Flutterby » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:24 am

I'd better get practicing then!!

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Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

Post by pied_piper » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:22 pm

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