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Topic: toccata op. 11 fingering  (Read 4020 times)

Offline pianorama

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toccata op. 11 fingering
on: May 28, 2011, 06:33:46 PM
Sorry for such a mundane question, but I've recently started looking at the Prokofiev toccata (I'm considering choosing it for my ARCT etude) and was just wondering about fingering before I kill myself with learning something bad. Near the beginning, with the broken d minor then g minor chords in the right hand, what would you recommend? I think (starting with the d)

[1 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 1 - 2] seems to work well throughout, but would you think otherwise? It feels a bit awkward with the left hand over it.

Thanks in advance, any other general advice would of course be also welcome.
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Offline liszt1022

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Re: toccata op. 11 fingering
Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 12:41:57 AM
Fingering for this part is the least of your worries. You're getting into something that could deprive your sovereignty of reason and draw you into madness.

Maybe 1  3  4&5  4&5  3  4&5  1  2?

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Re: toccata op. 11 fingering
Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 04:09:49 PM
Digging this up but I found this through a google search....I have the same question as the OP. I thought 1 3 4&5 etc is more comfortable, but does that really work at a fast tempo? I think 1 2 4 3 might be more stable. What is the consensus?

Offline jayeckz

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Re: toccata op. 11 fingering
Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 02:11:31 PM
Maybe 1  3  4&5  4&5  3  4&5  1  2?

I don't see how this fingering works.

My suggestion is to play the sections in tempo and faster than performance tempo and see how the fingering works out for you.

For the sections where the left hand plays chords directly over the right hand I have to use 1 2 4 4 2 4 1 2 or I can't even hit the chords (my fingers are kinda short).
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