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 Post subject: playing thirds
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:42 am 
there are lots of fingering systems for playing thirds, and i've developed a few fingering systems myself... i was wondering if there is anyway to improve the speed at which i play thirds? i see lang lang can play chromatic thirds at the speed which i play chromatic notes- it's demoralising.

do any of you have any way to train? or any fingering systems?

my ascending minor third fingering is:
(starting C/Eb)

3 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 4
1 2 1 2-2  1 2 1 2 1 2-2


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:05 pm 
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i've just recently started practicing scales in thirds (starting with C major and A minor... etc) and I'm surprised at how much they help with parallel scales and trills and every other type of finger-work. for major and minor scales in thirds i use Tausig's system (which can be found at www.piano.ru/library and click on etudes and find tausig (that part is all in russian, so you'll have to guess what his name looks like in russian. as for chromatic thirds, i use moszkowski's which i think is the same as yours (see attached)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:09 am 
hey brilliance!

im so glad there are people who support this 2-2 sliding system! (: and thanks for the gif, it really gives a very good picture of this whole thirds thing :D thanks!!


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 Post subject: 3rds
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:31 pm 
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I use the same fingering as you, but just out of interest, here is one of Godowsky's fingerings (starting on c/eb)

3 4 5 4 5 4 5 3 4 5 4 5 4 5 3

1 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 1


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