Saturday, February 16, 2008

Driving Me Mad

Well, here we are back at measure 26! I can play the entire Black Page except these last few measures. Okay, so how do you tackle something like this? Here's my approach. First, I'm going to ignore the time signiture and the tuplets. I'm just going to think of this as a string of 16ths. I'll just work out the sticking and play everything evenly spaced. The next step will be to nail the timing. I think the thing to do here is to imagine every note as writtin on the snare drum line. Tap my foot and try to just play all of the notes like a march (so to speak). I think if I can go back and forth between these two ideas, in a short time I'll be able to put them together.

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