Kopprasch Project Continued, No. 17

For some reason, No. 17 was particularly difficult for me, but I eventually got it recorded.

Actually, I know exactly why this one was challenging – it emphasizes the area in and around my “break,” and I’m betting this is a range many other players struggle with also. One thing that helped me is practicing it very slowly, as well as using the provided rhythmic variations. Even with this preparation, however, I still found myself flubbing an attack or clipping a harmonic every now and then.  This rendition isn’t perfect, but it was the closest I could get on that particular day.  No. 17 is definitely one to come back to for work on the middle register!  Suggested tempo is dotted quarter=92-100.

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Do you find that practising Kopprasch to recording quality has wider benefits in your playing? (Or does it just improve your Kopprasch?)

Hi Sandra,

Yes and yes! Getting them ready for recording has forced me to be much more meticulous about my playing, something that has carried over into much more than just Kopprasch. Since video recording precludes any splicing, I’ve had to work on my concentration as well, thus benefiting accuracy.

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