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 Re: Start of Poulenc sonata
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-21 22:43

It's much easier to hear what someone is actually doing and work from there. But without being able to hear the problem itself, some thoughts:

Tobin's suggestions should be useful. Also, look at the notes themselves for patterns - the 3 upward-turning groups follow a general pattern. The two downward ones have their own pattern. Notice both the similarities and the differences from one group to the other. Analyzing the intervals can help make you more aware of the notes themselves. The clearer your mental image of the sound of the passage is, the more control you should have.

Sometimes starting near the end of the troublemaking passage can help. There are five sets of 16ths+one 8th. Get the last group under control, then go back and work on the one before it, then play them in sequence. Then go back another two beats to the third group, get it under control and then play the three groups in sequence. Each time you miss anything, reset that group and then put it back in sequence. By the time you get all the way back to the beginning, you'll have pretty much memorized the rest through repetition.

You may find it easier to do each group *slightly* under tempo - just slow enough to be able to play it. But get each portion up to tempo before adding an earlier one.

More than anything else, you need to analyze what's going wrong. "I always fluff" isn't very specific. What goes wrong? Is it a specific interval? A particular note that doesn't speak? It's easier to solve a problem if you can identify it clearly.

Karl

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