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Discussion in 'Technique' started by claudiogut, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. claudiogut

    claudiogut New Member

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    I have lots of problems playing music that does not recommend fingering. It's not that I need a number over each note, but it helps to see a suggestion for a particular passage every once in a while.

    Can someone help?
     
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    Best thing is, if you encounter a passage that gives you trouble in fingering, is to sit down and work out your ideal fingering. Takes quite some time, but is worth the effort generally. But yeah, fingerings can be handy if they're good. But sometimes they're not. You don't know until you try.
     
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    The best fingering is the one that allows easy alternation of opposing muscles (ie. triceps/biceps in Chopin's Etude opus 10 no. 7) and/or maximum leverage with minimum force (ie Chopin's Etude opus 10 no. 1). Avoiding fixation and excess friction are the primary goals when searching for an optimal fingering. Just keep the basic laws of physics in mind, they're always right.

    Pete
     
  4. Anonymous

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    I agree with Chris regarding fingering; i mean, it's the only thing one can do, to sit dow and plan the piece one would like to learn, especially Bach. I also find the absence of fingering problematic, but it always went well when i planned it. Sometimes it even comes naturally.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    I agree with Mathew. Fingering can almost come automatic if a pianist is trained with scales and arpeggios. Many passages one encounters in classical piano can be fingered with the same fingering as scales: example Beethoven.
    Randy
     
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    also. learn your scales it will help you. there are some rules and when ou know them (by playing right fingering in your scales) it should help you alot.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Yes... Scales are very important. When you are familiar with them and their fingering, it will almost come naturally, although I still suggest that you plan the piece you want to study...
     
  8. Anonymous

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    For me the best sheets are without any fingering so that i freely can do my own thing and don´t have to eliminate those wrong fingerings made by people i don´t know how they can play with these. I am playing in positions and work my fingerings before i play the piece. As a teacher for piano i often have to work with my pupils at this "fingeringthing" because you can play any piece of music only with perfect fingerings. I know the finger for each note but i am writing only the beginning of a new position into the sheets. I like this work, it is so simple, intersting and often shows the good technique of the composers. If the playing looks like easy then the fingering is perfect.

    Markus Brylka
     

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