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Difficult Fingerings

Practicing difficult fingering passages
Using a metronome practice the selected passage slowly. Do not bang the valves down but snap your fingers down in time- practice the passage five times then rest a moment and then repeat as needed. Do this for a week then practice the selected passage at a faster tempo, in the same manner, for another week. Don’t overdo finger exercises and remember not to bang the valves down. If the forearm starts to have a burning or cramping feeling your overdoing and you should stop. Forcing the hands and forearms can cause serious long-term problems. Be patient and focused in your practice.

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