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Topic: Chromatic scales in thirds  (Read 1998 times)

Offline super_ardua

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Chromatic scales in thirds
on: August 13, 2004, 06:22:31 PM
What is the most effective fingering for you,  major and minor?
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Offline in_love_with_liszt

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Re: Chromatic scales in thirds
Reply #1 on: August 13, 2004, 07:00:16 PM
On the right hand descending in minor thirds I use 2-4 and 1-3 for thirds that are a white and a black key, and for thirds that are both white keys I use 3-5. Descending major thirds....it depends on what third you're starting on, how long the sequence is, etc. I use some awkward fingerings. Right hand ascending minor thirds I use again 2-4 and 1-3 for thirds that are white and black keys, and 1-5 for thirds that have two white keys. Again, my fingering for ascending major thirds varies.

On the left hand descending minoir I use 1-3 and 2-4 for the thirds with white and black keys, and 1-5 for those that are both white. Descending and ascending major the fingering varies, and ascending minor I use 1-3 and 2-4 for the white and black thirds, and 3-5 for the both white thirds.
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Offline pianiststrongbad

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Re: Chromatic scales in thirds
Reply #2 on: August 13, 2004, 09:10:22 PM
This website should help with minor thirds: https://www.leopoldgodowsky.com/jonas5.pdf

I use a different fingering for ascending in the right hand though.  The easiest one i have found is: (starting on C and Eb) 13, 24, 15, 23, 24, 13, 24, 13, 24, 15, 23, 24, 13 (starts over).  The 23-24 is simply a slide on the second finger.  For descending in the right hand I have never had to do it, so i would probably just use one that is listed on the website.  Or same thing for the left hand.

Major thirds I have never messed with.
 

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