One of the first things I do after learning a solo is to transcribe everything and notate the handing, especially where it deviates from hand over hand. I think it is a good exorcise for the learner to do this themselves (especially at your level Michi).
"exorcise"? Or "exercise"? Something Freudian going on here by any chance?
Well, for those solos that I've seen played by Mamady, not a problem. I know the handing. But I don't for ones I haven't seen him play. And, with no TTM teacher in my neck of the woods, the knowledge is a little hard to come by
Basically, I don't really mind what handing I play. If Mamady wants handing X, I'm happy to do handing X. It's not the handing that's the problem--it's knowing what handing he wants to see.
That is not to say that I can not be bribed...
Hmmm... You coming to the next Mini-Guinea in April/May? If so, I'll bribe you with all the beer/wine/spirit you can drink in one evening
On that note, I'm not sure what is acceptable for exchange / posting when it comes to this info... I'd hate to make it too easy on people who are NOT interested in actually working with a teacher... ??? I'll have to talk to Mahiri about this...
Interesting point. I really don't know either. Ideally, the teaching CDs would come with some handing notes but, alas, they don't. I don't think there is any secret about the handing though, is there? And, in my case, believe me, it's not a case of not being interested in working with a teacher. If I could have a TTM teacher here, I'd be there twice a week, you bet!
Anyway, Duga kindly offered to review video for me on occasion when I have a handing question, which I'm most grateful for! I'm sure that will help.
PS: which way you hand your rolls is another whole part of this conversation!
Why, the right hand (as opposed to the wrong hand) of course!