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 Re: Velocity Studies by Opperman
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-04 19:23

nellsonic wrote:

> When done attentively they really refine
> the hand position.

I don't dispute that hand position and other technical issues can be addressed using the Elementary Velocity Studies volume, but I would argue that no book of studies is capable of "refin[ing] the hand position" or anything else. The student has to do the refining, with whatever guidance the teacher can offer, and there's an endless variety of material that can be the focus of that process, which is in any case ongoing. I still find myself making adjustments after 60 years of playing to correct creeping bad habits I've formed out of carelessness, usually ones that I notice when a passage comes up that that the bad habit interferes with.

The Velocity Studies are well constructed and systematic, which gives them definite advantages as study material. But technique can corrected or refined with every note of music we play. There's no magic amulet.

Karl

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