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What fingering do you use for double - handed pentatonic scales?

Discussion in 'Composing' started by Bansisingh, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Bansisingh

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    Using only the thumb and first two fingers often works but isn't very effective. I do use this type of fingering for Ab major / F minor pentatonic

    My usual fingering involves using the 4th finger in one of three finger crossings. For Bb minor pentatonic, i start with my RH thumb on Bb, cross to the thumb on F and continue to my 4th finger before crossing again with a thumb on Eb. The last crossing restarts the pattern.

    This works out really nicely for speed and consistency when I'm only using RH, but I'm having trouble with the best way to play two handed pentatonic runs. In general I end up following the same rule but starting with a different finger and crossing to the 4th finger at different places than the RH.

    Dare i even mention the blues scale? With as much as i use these, I would like to nail down my fingering for real
     

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