Tuesday, April 29, 2008
She commented that we seem to be pretty good at listening to each other as we play, and she noticed we were all making slight adjustments as we're playing in order to keep together. She suggested that we should get used to using a metronome at least some of the time, and learn to let the bottom-line hold the beat for us. She also suggested that when we learn a new piece, we ought to play through each part all together a few times in order to get a good feel for what each other is playing.
We'll practice together for the next three weeks without her, then meet with her again in a month.
This is going to be fun.
Good suggestion about the metronome. Get one with a loud beat. (Dr. Beat is loud.) I was in a piano quartet and was shocked how we had learned to adjust to everyone. Our tempo was all over the place because of it. And just that "fix" made an amazing difference to our pieces.
Have fun with your group.
Noticed your ticker; this Friday will be my 3rd anniversary of playing the cello!
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