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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:02 pm 
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ArroyoMusic wrote:
:shock: I have been staring at my computer for days waiting for a reply :shock:

Maybe nobody feels like trying out all your alternative fingerings :wink:

I don't think it would be useful at all. IMO there is no right or wrong in fingering. Pick whatever works the best for you. Someone else's mileage may vary, as they say.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:16 pm 

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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
I purposely avoid music with scales and arpeggies :lol: :wink:

Madam, what makes you think that I play with my hands?

 Post subject: Re: Arpeggio exercise fingering...
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:18 pm 

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ArroyoMusic wrote:
Hello everyone. I was hoping an experienced player can give me input on arpeggio fingering. I asked this question on the Jordan Rudess site, but no one responded :(. I made up this a Dmaj7, Bmin7, Gmaj7, A7 exercise and I would like some input on fingering.

When I am going straight up the arpeggios, my right hand fingering is like this (Backwards would be just the reverse order):

1- 2- 3- 4 - 1-2 -3- 4 - 5
D F# A C# D F# A C# D

1- 2-3- 4- 1-2 -3- 4-5
B D F# A B D F# A B

1-2- 3-4 - 1-2-3- 4- 5
G B D F# G B D F# G

1- 2- 3- 4-1-2 -3- 4- 5
A C# E G A C# E G A
What do you all think? is this a good fingering or is this cumbersome? I have already attained a decent speed on the exercise, I just want someone else to give me their input. Thanks for the help!!!

Perhaps by now you don't need any reply to this... but I happened to be seeing it now... and will respond to the first part of the question.

Traditional fingering of a Dominant 7th arpeggio in the right hand starting on A is what you wrote.
I'd try to avoid taking the same fingering for the D Maj7th because of the stretch between fingers 3 & 4.
I'd use (I do use) 1, 2, 3, 5...
Same goes for the G Maj. 7th.
The Bmin7 could be what you wrote, though the stretch is not pleasant either.
So you could also use 1, 2, 4, 5...

Altogether it's a great tool to cross/shift between fingers 1 & 5. This idea will be one of many in my fingering book, if I ever get to actually write it...

You could also use for the Bmin7 the fingering of D6 arpeggio. Start with 2 on B (which will be 4 in the next octaves) and continue with 1, 2, 3, 4...
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