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Topic: Debussy Suite Bergamasque prelude  (Read 10983 times)

Offline healdie

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Debussy Suite Bergamasque prelude
on: August 13, 2008, 10:43:14 PM
Hi guys i have the sheet music for this and as ussual there are no finguring suggestions

i would be very grateful if someone could suggest some fingering for the pattern in the 2nd bar as i can't quite work out a good practical one to use

thanks a bundle

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Offline gerryjay

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Re: Debussy Suite Bergamasque prelude
Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 03:32:38 AM
dear heldie:
let me provide you three answers, order from best to worst:

1) try your own fingerings and solve it by yourself. fingering is about your body and your musical intuition and discretion, so it's a matter of try and error (and, of course, some good advice by a teacher who can listen to you);

2) in a case like this, when it seems hard to find a proper fingering, try it backwards. i mean, solve first the last group of notes.

3) although i did use some variations in this passage, my favorite fingering is (the first note considered is the a):
3 4 3 - 2 4 2 1 - 2 4 2 1 - 3 2 1 2 | 4 (use thumb to play the c) 3 4 5 - 4

btw, such a nice piece.

best wishes!

Offline bernhard

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Re: Debussy Suite Bergamasque prelude
Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 05:39:35 PM
Here is an alternative (neither better nor worse, just different):

Remember: fingering implies motion - and you can always come up with a diferent fingering yourself:

Best wishes,
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