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  • kathuntalice-it

    June 5, 2018 at 4:32 am

    I’ve been thinking about this problem of playing scales and arpeggios (not to mention the dominant and diminshed chords) when recording myself, and why my fingers have no idea what they should be doing anymore. There’s definitely a HUGE gap between VISUALISING the whole scale/chord/arpeggio (which I manage to do in my head) and the actual PLAYING it/them. I don’t feel particuarly nervous (at least I don’t think I do) but the fingers suddenly feel like jelly, and my brain goes like jelly too. I wonder whether I should imagine PRACTISING rather than PERFORMING and not the other way round. The pieces are not nearly as bad as the scales and I seem to have more control over them. But even with the easy scales (like G major) everything goes to pieces!!!

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