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How are notes to be located after a few rest measures ?
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Oliver
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I find myself having a 3 bar rest and now needing to start with an Ab (on D string).  None of the previous notes are convenient to act as anchors for the Ab.  The odds are not with me here. (even if I know what the note sounds like)

What do the pros do ?  I once saw a young lady in concert and she was at rest for at least a page and then jumped right in with a perfect note !!

Great trick !

Could use a bright idea.

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Hmmm, ya think she might have practiced that exact note and jump in point of the music a few times?serenade

Maybe she was able to pickup the timing from the meistro and hit it perfect.confused

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Having revived my memory, it was even worse.

The lady soloist did have a long, long series of rests, but then the orchestra just stopped and she picked up as SOLOIST.......and that first note had to be a bulls eye !

That would have required a finger placement accuracy of about 1/4 - 1/2 a mm.

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Practice

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Oliver
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Or unusual skill ?

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Interestingly enough (for me at least). Rest was a topic in Lessons this past week. I was not really resting. Jingle Bells, the version I am using is F# F# F# Rest. Makes a big different to rest or sort of "not rest" and at the end of the song and a few other places the rest are there. Helps me with my counting (which is a weakness for me). Thank goodness my teacher babies me along lovingly. So anyway... to me I never even thought about the pressure of a long rest and the thought of coming in with a perfect note after a rest..... hummmmmmm..... behind every door, another door.... another door....another door.

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Oliver said
I find myself having a 3 bar rest and now needing to start with an Ab (on D string).  None of the previous notes are convenient to act as anchors for the Ab.  The odds are not with me here. (even if I know what the note sounds like)

What do the pros do ?  I once saw a young lady in concert and she was at rest for at least a page and then jumped right in with a perfect note !!

Great trick !

Could use a bright idea.

duncecap

 

Just play a G# instead, easy! (right.................!) find the note using your tuner and put a piece of thin black tape or a colored dot to get you close. no harm cheating as far as I am concerned. Of course there are the hours of practicing that one note to get the muscle memory and ear training, but who has time for that. yep, use the dots.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Yes, it is a hassle. 

I'm looking for a GPS  finger board.

There are (I'm afraid) some things that pros do that I will never manage no matter how much practice.

(One of the cookie cutter girl wunderkinds went and sight read one of the major classical works during one of her practice sessions.  (Nobody likes a show off!))

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