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Offline goalevan

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Moonlight sonata question
« on: May 31, 2004, 01:13:50 AM »
1st movement, bars 5-6, and other times in the piece, why does the fingering change on the G# from finger 5 to 4 and 5 again? I know this edition is old - being from sheetmusic archive, is it still a good idea to use these fingerings?

here's a link to the file: http://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/compositions_b/btsn27_2.pdf

Offline thierry13

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #1 on: May 31, 2004, 01:18:40 AM »
If you speak from the measures that uses the third voice, the answer is yes. You use the fourth in the bottom voice of your RH , and then you have new notes in the third voice, so you use your 5 ... you need your fourth to continue the bottom voice anyway... so use the fingerings that are written!

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #2 on: May 31, 2004, 01:20:42 AM »
Scuse me but there is an exception ... the little third at the end of mesure 5 ... make what you have the most ease with ... but i suggest to keep a fourth there... and if you use the 3 , use it since the second fourth that's written.

Offline goalevan

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #3 on: May 31, 2004, 01:26:55 AM »
look at measure 10-11, it uses the fingering I would think would be easiest for anyone

Offline thierry13

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #4 on: May 31, 2004, 01:36:51 AM »
It's exactly the fingering i described first! So go for it!

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #5 on: May 31, 2004, 02:52:28 AM »
And if you are not a well experienced pianist and don't have a REAL good technique ... you will have to WORK and WORK to make something of the third movement, you must be able to thrill with 3-4 and same 4-5 and other things like that ... it is really a hard sonata (only for the third movement).

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #6 on: May 31, 2004, 03:41:24 AM »
just gonna do the first movement for now, and save the third movement for somewhere down the road.

Offline thierry13

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #7 on: May 31, 2004, 04:34:23 AM »
Since how many time do you play piano ?

Offline goalevan

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #8 on: May 31, 2004, 04:35:52 AM »
I've been playing for about 4 months

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #9 on: May 31, 2004, 05:01:27 AM »
ok but 4 months will be the time it will take you to make the third movement ... but keep it in mind in one year or 2 you'll surely be able with some work !!

Offline willcowskitz

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Re: Moonlight sonata question
«Reply #10 on: May 31, 2004, 04:06:00 PM »
I wouldn't look at  the fingerings too much, they don't necessarily suit YOUR hands best. A lot of finger markings that I've seen in scores have been totally useless, and I always find ways to use my hands effectively anyway. Technique wouldn't evolve if everyone followed other people's fingerings.  ::)

Only look at the fingerings if you can't find a way on your own.