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October 16, 2006 | Thoughts on Speed

This just in from master multi-instrumentalist & Berklee faculty member, John McGann, "Really good advice on "speed" from a clarinetist- worth reading!!!" Boston Clarinetist, Sherman Friedland addresses the question, "How do increase my fingerwork speed?"

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Many think it's innate ability that allows speed, but even the masters owe their performing skills to diligence and discipline. Virtuoso Mandolinist Evan Marshall weighs in on speed and control, "Speed is a by-product of control. Control is never a by-product of speed."

Further thoughts on developing control: The Regressive Method.

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Posted by Ted at October 16, 2006 5:53 AM

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