HLBM 28: More Notes on the A-String – Roll It
Its 4:00 AM. I’ve been working on exercise 34 – Roll It – in the HLBM. I’m getting it, but I’m playing it really, really slowly. So slowly, in fact, that its like I started the exercise yesterday, took a break to shower, and then finished playing it a little while ago. If I were using the metronome, it would have been in beats per hour, not minute.
I’m a little worried that I’m only making it through because I’ve memorized the pattern of the exercise. I’ve been saying the notes out loud as I play them, but for the most part, sharps, flats and anything with a natural sign are slowing me down. I know that I need to associate them with the natural note in my head and then just flatten or sharp them on the fly, but for some reason, its not connecting in the noodle for this exercise.
Part of me also just says to move onto the next one, because the more I see those notes in other exercises, the more they’re going to get reinforced anyway, then I can come back, after leveling up and truly defeat this boss.
[edit 11.15.15] Here’s a recording of the More Notes on the A-String exercises: