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How many more times you've written 1-5 than 6-0 (Read 1543 times)

Offline cometear

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How many more times you've written 1-5 than 6-0
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:39:36 AM »
I just thought about how teachers are ALWAYS writing in finger numbers and since we don't have >5 fingers, you don't write 6, 7, 8, 9, or 0 as much as you write 1-5. Imagine how many more times you've written 1-5 in your lifetime :P
Clementi, Piano Sonata in G Minor, No. 3, op. 10
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Online lelle

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Re: How many more times you've written 1-5 than 6-0
«Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 11:03:03 PM »
I don't have that problem because I use a secret mathematical algorithm to generate additional numbers to represent my fingers in addition to the traditional 1-5 so
a) all numbers are represented equally
b) no pianists can steal my amazing fingerings

Offline j_menz

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Re: How many more times you've written 1-5 than 6-0
«Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 11:19:26 PM »
I don't have that problem because I use a secret mathematical algorithm to generate additional numbers to represent my fingers in addition to the traditional 1-5 so
a) all numbers are represented equally
b) no pianists can steal my amazing fingerings


Haha.

Actually, 0-9, where 0 is LH pinkie and 9 is RH pinkie (and the rest are obvious), is not such a silly idea. There are pieces where hands cross or interlock, or where hands stray across staves (or indeed where there are 3 or more staves) where ten finger notation is a lot clearer.
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