Posted by Dean on June 25, 2003 at 10:52:01:
In Reply to: confidence in high register posted by dave on June 25, 2003 at 02:26:25:
Work on low register, making it as smooth and natural as you can.
For some reason, when I am playing great in the pedal range, I am also playing great in the high range. Take Bordogni and other song-like etudes down an octave, maybe even two octaves. You will find that once they start sounding good down there, your high range will open up. I dont know exactly why, something to do with how you use your air, but it definitely helps.
You should work the high stuff too, mind you, but you can only do that so long before fatigue sets in. You can play in the low/pedal range all day (literally), and boredom will come before fatigue...