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This is a first for me and a challenge.

My teacher suggested to first practice as is always a given on this forum each hand separately and slow at first.

When playing both hands together should the notes played with the left hand match the trill note for note? It's a rather long trill the notes in the right hand are CD - left hand E,D,C,B,A,C - the music I'm using is J.S. Bach Urtext page 8.

I'd appreciate any suggestions - guess as I wrote somewhere else that I'm at the twizzler stage, just starting out. smile

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When playing both hands together should the notes played with the left hand match the trill note for note?
Yes. The trill should start on the upper note and the left hand notes should be coincident with the upper note each time.


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Thanks. If I understand your reply - is it possible to practice both hands together slowly and in this case since the trill begins with C - than C is the upper note?

Hope this isn't a silly one - guess there is a first time for everything. smile

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As I now recall this is one case where the trill begins on the lower note in most editions I have seen although it would not be wrong to start on the upper note. That is not usually the case but here take the two eighth notes at C and begin the trill immediately on C along with the left hand. Slow practice is always good but try and keep an even tempo. I have not played this in many years but I always started the trill on the lower note now that I think about it.


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Thanks - hope eventually to get a handle on trills.

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Thanks for your suggestions, I gave it go and it's working, a little bit off and a way go yet, but practice,practice,practice as the saying goes.
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I have not played this in many years but I always started the trill on the lower note now that I think about it.
Of course, when in doubt, you can start on the middle note. That way everybody will be happy !


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