Listen: "Lampshades", from Contrapictions for flute, violin, cello
Is it normal that some of the fingerings are coming out crystal clear, and others are still so fuzzy?
January 10, 2016
24 Jul 2015
Jenny Gooder 2 months ago
Thanks so much for this! I've had Parallel Transformations on my stand for a few weeks already, but this fortnightly set-up is less overwhelming. A great summer project! I have a question: is it normal that some of the fingerings are coming out crystal clear, and others are still so fuzzy??
Bonnie McAlvin 2 months ago
+Jenny Gooder You're welcome! I'm really happy people are interested! It's normal that some of the fingerings are coming out clear, and others are fuzzy. Some of them also might be 'bouncier' than others as well: the pitch vacillates rapidly between the different pitches. This is a normal stage. If you keep working, it will improve. What happens is that your muscles will become increasingly good at very fine changes. Your body will learn to use the feedback coming from your sound to make changes that are more and more sensitive. Keep it up! It's a frustrating stage...I used pennies to get through this stage; Every time I made an attempt, I gave myself a penny. Eventually I was able to pay myself only for successful attempts, but in the fuzzy/bouncy stage, I paid myself for every attempt.