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 Re: Practice techniques
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2018-08-23 01:16


I think we are on to something here. You say "muscles care about speed." Of course we also had Tony Pay some time ago speak poignantly about there really being no such thing as speed per se (unless you are executing a trill) since in a scale (or notey passage) a single finger makes a move.......then the next finger.....and the next.......etc. Speed of finger movement is really an "illusion." What we grapple with (and you rightly refer to this) is COORDINATION. And perhaps coordination itself really has more to do with the auditory aspect of what is happening rather than just the physical.

Here is a gross example of what I think is the wrong path: I once witnessed a student practicing scales while listing to his favorite beats on his IPhone. Now, if the scales he played sounded ok, I'd be a little less offended, but the scales where rough (as one might expect) and the sound was less than stellar. What was being accomplished moving fingers like that without auditory feedback? I'll just go ahead and answer that.......nothing.

.................Paul Aviles

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