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Offline Musicisall

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Clair De Lune
« on: January 30, 2004, 02:25:29 AM »
Can anyone help me with Debussy's Clair De lune.  I don't play piano much I'm more of a guitarist, but I can pull of some stuff with piano.  Well my problem is in measure 27 when he starts arpeggiating the chords I don't know how to go about the fingering.  It has to be done with just the left hand right?  Please any help will be greatly appriciated I must learn this song it's sooo beautiful.
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Toe-Knee

piano sheet music of Clair de Lune (moonlight)


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Re: Clair De Lune
«Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004, 03:48:40 AM »
I suppose the fingering doesn't absolutely have to be done with the left hand, but I find it easiest that way.
In measure 27, here is my left hand fingering:

521321  521321  521321

In measure 28,

521321  521321  521412

In measure 29,

521432121234124512

In measures 27 and 28, each number is the finger I put on each sixteenth note, the spaces representing the breaks between each little arpeggiated section of 6 notes.  In 29, that is my fingering for each of the sixteenth notes.

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Re: Clair De Lune
«Reply #2 on: January 30, 2004, 05:41:31 AM »
Thank you very much I'll try it, but the first note is a sixteenth and a dotted quarter in unison.  Should I just skip over the Dotted quarter part?  Also i have insanely short fingers i have to really strain to reach a 9th, so is it even possible for me to play this piece?

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Re: Clair De Lune
«Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 03:59:25 AM »
Hi, I use both my left and right hands for these arpegiated runs; the best part is that you do not have to reach more than an eighth. When I right out the fingering, anything in italics is to be played by the right hand. Also, the fingerings are just for the runs, not the melody in your right hand.

532112  521125  521123

532112  521125  521142