When learning from a recording should you practice the ornaments from the start if you can’t play them well yet?
I learn from recordings when they are available. I originally thought I would try and emulate as accurately/closely as I could what was being played because even if I play the ornaments badly it is best to start sooner than later is it not because practice makes perfect and if you practice from the very start you are getting more practice in than if you skipped them to come back to later.
If you do the latter then you sort of have to learn the tune twice don’t you. First without the ornaments then go back and learn with.
I ask because someone said in my initial critique thread that I ‘don’t understand rolls and what they are used for’. I don’t see why they would say that. Sure I may not play them properly but I that doesn’t mean I don’t understand what they are for. It is self evident- rolls are a type of ornament and ornaments, as the name implies, spruce up the tune, like ornaments on furniture.
Anyway whether that be true or no, it is better to practice them from the get go is it not? I think even more so learning from a specific player’s recording, because if you want to emulate a model player, if you leave out the ornaments then you aren’t really modelling their playing, or at least leaving out a large chunk of it.