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  • Noa Kageyama

    November 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Ah, the Fantasie. One of my favorite pieces ever. It’s one of those odd ironies, where when we try to slow down, often the opposite happens. I think you’ll find “singing brain” and “pulse” in the Focus lesson to be helpful not so much in slowing down, but in keeping yourself busier (both mentally and physically), which will take more time, and help to arrest the tendency to go too fast.

    Also, there’s another strategy that might be helpful. That of injecting/offering subtle nuances into your performance – subtle color changes, phrasings, dynamics, etc. that perhaps even your duo partner may not notice, but you definitely do. This will tend to prevent you from moving ahead too quickly, or thinking too far in advance.

    Hope this helps!

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