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Offline newsgroupeuan

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First post - need help with fingering!!
« on: December 29, 2003, 03:50:07 PM »
Liszt's "Feux Follets" - Just thought I'd try it in my free time - not that my technique is good enough :-)  I don't expect to perform it,  yet alone play it.   But dabbling a bit at a time won't do any harm.

Question:   What fingering do you use for the first three bars?  (My right hand can reach a 9th)

Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: First post - need help with fingering!!
«Reply #1 on: December 29, 2003, 06:19:52 PM »
Please...even if you have only a vague idea of how to do it.

Help would be most appreciated

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Re: First post - need help with fingering!!
«Reply #2 on: April 17, 2004, 11:00:03 AM »
On the Feux Follets and indeed any piece that requires intricate, tricky fingerings, my advice to myself and anybody else is to experiment with different fingerings and find out one that suits you best, then mark it down on the score.

I can only tell myself which fingering is best for me. I can't possibly tell which is best for you, however, because I don't feel how you feel. So my answer is - experiment, and device your own best fingering.

Some rules-of-thumb I would adopt on fingering:
- prevent impairment as much as possible on the musical flow
- convenience (to you, of course)
- as few turns as possible (ie, hand-over-thumb and vice-versa)
- make any leaps as narrow as possible

And mind you - never ever attempt to practise the Feux Follets as a whole. Break it into sections as short as possible - perhaps phrase by phrase. Relax while you practise.
Peter (Hong Kong)
part-time piano tutor
amateur classical concert pianist