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Topic: Liszt's rigoletto fingering help  (Read 1762 times)

Offline johnjwong

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Liszt's rigoletto fingering help
on: July 18, 2004, 03:05:46 AM
www.Hi there, im on the 6th page of Liszt's transcription of Verdi's Rigoletto.  And I am having difficulties with this line:


The thing is i don't know what my fingering should be, it is 2 note chromatic scale...  This part of the song is played very fast so I can't just play it with 2 fingers jumping each note.
Any tips?

Offline in_love_with_liszt

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Re: Liszt's rigoletto fingering help
Reply #1 on: July 18, 2004, 05:51:09 AM
I can't see the picture you posted for some reason, but it sounds like you're talking about a chromatic scale in thirds (on one hand)? If this is the case then I use 1&3 for one third and 2&4 for the next chromatic minor third, and depending on what third the scale starts on I use 3&4 for some of the thirds in the scale. This fingering can get sticky if it's a chromatic major third scale though, and you would usually use more awkward fingerings like 2&5 or 1&4 for certain thirds in the scale. Beyond this I can't say much unless I can see the picture of the particular passage you're referring to, there are alot of things that could cause me not to be able to see it.
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Re: Liszt's rigoletto fingering help
Reply #2 on: July 18, 2004, 05:54:43 AM
how come u can't see it?
go here:

https://www21.brinkster.com/segass/needhelp.htm

it is not third, it is fifth starting with g flat and b flat....

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Re: Liszt's rigoletto fingering help
Reply #3 on: July 18, 2004, 06:28:12 AM
OK, suddenly I'm able to see it, and it is mostly in major thirds so here's my analysis.

For the initial 3-note chord use 1-3-5, then 2-4, then 1-3, then 2-4, 1-3, 2-5, 1-4, 1-3, 2-5, 1-4, 2-3, 1-5, 2-4, 1-3, 1-2, 3-5, 1-4, 1-3, 2-5, 1-4, 3-5, 1-4, 2-5, 1-4, 3-5, 2-4, 2-1. On the thirds that have one in the bass twice in a row (e.g. 1-4 to 1-3) you need to somewhat "slide" the thumb. There may be some flaws in my asessment of this passage, so it will be important for you to experiment with what works best.
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