Personal etude

We’ve discovered a clever little “personal” etude this week. Here it is:

fingerpattern1

It captures the tricky b/c# interval that can always use more repetitions, crosses the break from e/f# with a touchy half hole, includes top space g for pitch accuracy and left-hand pinky precision, then descends to repeat.

With dotted rhythms, we can improve finger trajectories:

fingerpattern2

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Then, for something a bit more involved, and useful for finding the latent lapses, here is the pattern in triplets (notice how it takes three cycles to come out even):

fingerpattern3.jpg

Later in the week we decided that a great way to really clean up the digits is to play short staccato:

fingeringpattern5

Apply in liberal daily doses, rinse and repeat often. Add to your favorite warmup routine!

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One Response to Personal etude

  1. Carter Eggers says:

    THis is really great, David.

    Carter

    On Friday, December 2, 2016, Dr. Pierce’s Bassoon Studio wrote:

    > Dr. Pierce posted: “We’ve discovered a clever little “personal” etude this > week. Here it is: It captures the tricky b/c# interval that can always use > more repetitions, crosses the break from e/f# with a touchy half hole, > includes top space g for pitch accuracy and left-ha” >

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