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#1084900 - 11/29/04 09:24 PM Counting & Relaxation
Luckychwee Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Singapore
\:\) Can anyone kind to explain to me how do I do the rhythm counting ? I am able to count 1, 2 & 4 counts but I am lost when I am faced with quaver.

Sometimes I can count out loud without pressing the keys but somehow or rather after the second or third bar I will forget about counting and just play on ??? Is there any problem with me and how to rectify ?

Another problem I faced was that my teacher told me that my wrist is too tense. He spotted this when I played the Ode De JOy and press the C major. Are there specific exercise that I can train to relax my wrist ? My teacher show it to me that I should not use the finger strength but rather just by relaxing my whole hand and fall on the keys. Can I know more about this please .
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#1084901 - 11/30/04 06:29 AM Re: Counting & Relaxation
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Registered: 08/20/04
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It's hard to concentrate on both hands, the pedal and then count as well!! I have also found this hard but find now after a couple of year, it's getting easier. I find myself writing the counts in my music - 1 e & a 2 e & a 3....... for 4/4 with 16ths etc. My teacher prefers to count only on the beat and encourages me to count ALWAYS and use the metronome often (We're trying to develop my "internal" metronome). It's hard to play "musically" with the constantant ticking but it sure helps, especially with the tricky measures. I find once I know the notes (have to do this first) I then turn on the metronome at a slow enough beat to (hopefully) not miss notes but will skip a note to stay on beat if I have to. I remember at first there was no way I count count an play too...it does get easier.
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