Posted by Chris on September 24, 2001 at 16:33:53:
In Reply to: Re: etude question (texas guys?) posted by Jarrod on September 24, 2001 at 08:49:31:
I back Jarrod up. I too was a "TMEA'er" for four years and looking back, I see how easily it became a contest to see who could play the etudes the fastest. And more times than not, the players that played them the fastests (including myself) tended to advance. There is some truth to the fact that the people who could play them the fastest were probably the best players. After entering college, my views of etudes did change. My advice to high school players, including my students, is to play musically at a reasonable tempo, generally at the lower end of the marked tempos.