Lacour's etudes based on Messiaen's modes of limited transposition... good god dude, these are obnoxiously difficult. I'm playing #9 for the lesson tomorrow and wow I hope my fingers remember what they're learning today! All of these etudes are super technical, which is compounded by the fact they're based on very different scales from what I'm used to. Its getting there but I really doubt I'll play it at tempo tomorrow.
Plus Im doing it on soprano, which I love, but it makes everything just a bit trickier.
👉🏻Thought since it was my LEG DAY I’d drop some advice on here for squatting!
The biggest tip is to control your breathing! What I mean by that is to try to always inhale at the top of the squat with a big breath to create abdominal pressure, which is going to help you stay up right and strong during the movement! ❌DO NOT❌ exhale at the bottom of the squat cause then you’ll lose that pressure exhale when you get back to the top and reset!
Deadlifts! One of the most demanding lifts there is. .
1st clip shows a video of me overextending my back at the top of the lift ❌
2nd clip shows me finishing the rep correctly. Squeezing glutes with full hip extension but WITHOUT excessively leaning back. ✅
If you often have a sore back after deadlifting do a video check and see if you’re over extending. .
Don’t keep loading on weight until you’re nailing your technique 👍🏼
A few extra cues are, drive your feet through the floor, brace your core, pull your shoulder blades back and down, create tension on the bar before you lift, lean your weight into your heels and I’m super fussy about making sure the bar doesn’t bounce from the floor. #petpeeve Lower the bar, reset, lift, repeat 👍🏼