Study in e minor — new video

May 18th, 2018

The looseness in the new approach to tremolo has opened up more phrasing possibilities, possibilities which I continue to explore in simple melodic pieces like this one.

3 Responses to “Study in e minor — new video”

  1. Jean Feys Says:

    Hello Philip,

    Is there a reason that I never hear these pieces performed with rest stroke tremolo?


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  2. Philip Hii Says:

    Hi Jean, the reason why tremolo is mostly played free strokes is because of the accompaniment. The top note of the accompaniment is often right below the string where the melody is played which means that if you rest your finger after the tremolo it would dampen and mute that string below. This means that accompaniment note would be muted.

  3. Slow Moe Says:

    I’m not sure what you’ve changed to be more loose, can you talk about that? Is it the tip joints? For my ears, this version seems to have more clicks and sounds that the earlier version doesn’t have. It’s still amazingly fast and impressive, but I think the earlier version is technically cleaner.

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