Playing Musically

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  1. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    I read, heard or imagined that everything
    we play drills exercises scales ALL SHOULD
    BE PLAYED MUSICALLY is true is it possible Anthony
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup.
     
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    s.coomer Forte User

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    Definitely.
     
  4. Byfbo96

    Byfbo96 New Friend

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    see above...most definitely!
     
  5. MSfortissimo

    MSfortissimo Pianissimo User

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    I like the one word answers
     
  6. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    absolutely
     
  7. Local 357

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    Instead of boring exercises simply find actual music that tests your technique.

    I try and put at least three nights of music ensemble rehearsal or concert in my weekly schedule. A minimum. Doing this is is impossible to fall out of shape. I may vary in the amount of energy and chops I have but these three engagements assure me an acceptable threshold of playing.

    So forget about practice unless you're trying to develop a certain skill like high notes, articulation or flexibility.

    Intonation will improve the more performances one has. So long as you have a sense of it.
     
  8. patkins

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    I agree with all the above. Practice drills make musical sense.
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a wonderful moment in J.S. Bach's Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen that has a concert C scale coming off a 16th note rest, landing the c'' on a strong note. Some German conductors were happy with my crescendo and pegging the high note before disappearing back into the texture, some liked the teaching of some German professors that a scale should "evaporate" as we go high. (Wimps!) I could adapt in rehearsals (albeit playing a compromised version in concert) because I approach all that technical stuff musically. If we simply put in face time we waste mind time at the same time.

    Hope this helps explain my one word answer earlier.
     
  10. larry tscharner

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    Thats what separates musicians from neanderthals....if thats possible. I know, potatoe pototoe. Best wishes.
     

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