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 Re: most difficult key to play in?
Author: huboboe 
Date:   2017-07-30 02:49

I have my students play a chromatic scale and ALL the diatonic scales every day, using a metronome to hold the speed to that of the most difficult scale (which will vary with the individual). Then practice the chromatic scale and one DIFFERENT diatonic scale each day with the metronome, starting at 40, and repeating over and over while increasing the speed one click only each time until you make a mistake that you can't correct on the first repeat at that tempo. Then go back to very slow and play once more to 'wash out' the error.

In this way, you practice only correct patterns and don't practice mistakes. Your speed will increase quite rapidly, and after a few months of this routine, you will be comfortable in all keys and the difference between 'easy' keys and 'hard' keys will be much smaller.

Using the same technique to practice difficult passages is much more productive than blindly repeating a passage over and over too fast, hoping to get it right...

Robert Hubbard
WestwindDoubleReed.com
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bob@westwinddoublereed.com

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