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#525625 - 08/28/01 02:15 AM Trills Troubles!
Jemima Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
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Loc: Adelaide, South Australia
Hi all,

what is the BEST-ever technique, to improve "trills"....???

its not that i "can't" do them, I CAN! i just want to make them easier, and more relaxed to attempt!

hope to hear from someone with a suggestion, if not the same problem!
Jemima Martin

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#525626 - 08/28/01 04:45 AM Re: Trills Troubles!
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Go to page 4 of this forum. There is a thread "Improving Technique on Trills" where this was discussed at length a couple of weeks ago.

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#525627 - 08/28/01 09:25 PM Re: Trills Troubles!
Jemima Offline
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Thanks very much,
it was very helpful!

take care...
Jemima Martin

#525628 - 08/28/01 09:48 PM Re: Trills Troubles!
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I wanted to find out a way to do more "relaxed" trills also. I found out the best way to do it, is just to relax in general...Don't force trills. Tension makes them sound like sh**
Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.

#525629 - 08/29/01 09:31 PM Re: Trills Troubles!
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Place you fingers on the two keys and them roll your wrist back and fourth, gentaly. This is a technique that my teacher gave me and it seems to work great.
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#525630 - 08/29/01 09:51 PM Re: Trills Troubles!
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Registered: 08/01/01
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Loc: Wichita KS
is it bad to do trills with not a lot of wrist movement? i can do them quite proficiently with my second and third fingers, as well as 3rd and 4th, but i don't seem to have the wrist rotation that everyone is describing...

#525631 - 08/29/01 10:47 PM Re: Trills Troubles!
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Registered: 06/03/01
Posts: 68
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I've done a lot of work on trills the last few weeks. I don't think "movement" in the wrist is what's important, so much as keeping it "loose." If your hand and wrist are tight, the trills will suffer and you could really wear out your fingers or even hurt yourself. In my mind, the wrist movement described is really a technique for keeping a loose wrist. If you can do that without the movement, more power to you. But, I think you'll find that movement will help.


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