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#450718 - 12/10/07 01:39 AM Re: chords with notes to be stresses more
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#450719 - 12/10/07 12:56 PM Re: chords with notes to be stresses more
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Nope I'm not attmepting it, I'm going to do (I've done the first and second) the fifth etude, and won't be coming back to the third for a while (While as in a year or two! Well, a year maybe.).
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#450720 - 12/10/07 01:36 PM Re: chords with notes to be stresses more
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Start with a simple chord like the inversion of a G major (RH) tri chord. Lets say you have a "B" at the bottom, a "D" in the middle and a "G" at the top...

Lets say you wish to bring out the G, well make sure your hands are relaxed and as well as pushing down on the chord, *slide* your hand forward in the direction of the note you wish to emphasize (G).

I'd play that chord with a 1 on the B a 2 on the D and a 5 on the G, so when I slide forwards, my wrist will turn left pushing the pinky forwards more (towards the G on the pinky).

When you can do that, try sliding towards the other notes in the chords, this may be a little harder, (less natural?) but it can be done.

Whe you can do this with regular success in the RH try it in the LH!

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#450721 - 12/10/07 03:08 PM Re: chords with notes to be stresses more
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If you slide your hands forwards doesn't your hand/wrist simply go forwards, i.e., the wrist doesn't turn left (or right)?
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