1. Page 1, Line 2, Measure 3
2. Page 2. Line 4, Measure 2
3. Page 3, Line 3, Measure 3
These are all areas where I need to improve my presses. Especially where there needs to be a quick change in press, I have difficulties being ready on the string on time. I also need to strengthen my fingers more so I can press harder when I need to.
Out of these 3 areas, I find the last one the most difficult. I can’t seem to ever get the presses right because I never know how much I need to press onto the string. I need to keep practicing to get my body to remember how much I push down so that in the future, I’ll be able to press perfectly in one go.
I can’t think of any ways to improve my presses other than practicing lots. I think it’s the best way. I could use a tuner to make sure I’m pressing enough but that won’t help me improve my presses.
When I’m playing in class, I never realise my press is really off and I think I rely too much on my classmates but when I’m at home, I realise how terrible my presses sound and it probably contributes a lot to making the music sound awful when we’re playing in class even though it doesn’t seem like anyone can hear it. I generally don’t have as much strength as the other players in the class have so I don’t worry often about my presses being really bad or making a mistake because I assume no one can hear it but I should probably start worrying 🙂