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Topic: What would be the proper fingering for this?  (Read 1228 times)

Offline dyuk

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What would be the proper fingering for this?
on: June 01, 2015, 06:38:51 AM
Hi guys. I am learning piano by myself, and I have a question now.
I have asked a few friends of mine, and I am getting different answers.

So my question is what would be the proper fingering for this bar of notes (left hand)?

(They're on the bass clef of a E major key.)

|| A2 E3 C#4 A2 E3 B3 E4 E3 ||    (I have attached an image to try to make it easier to follow.)

5315 5315 ?
5315 3215 ?
5315 1215 ?

I am so confused. Could anyone please help? Thanks in advance.

Offline virilux

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Re: What would be the proper fingering for this?
Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 07:05:12 AM
I'd personally do 3215. 1215 is definitely awkward with the cross over. 5315 loses your legato.



Offline dyuk

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Re: What would be the proper fingering for this?
Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
Thanks for your opinion!

So you would do 5315 321 for this one?

Offline virilux

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Re: What would be the proper fingering for this?
Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 10:05:51 PM
Yep! If the note after the E is a 4th interval down on the B again, I know some people who would do 5315 212. There really is no predefined fingering as long as you can play the piece as you conceive it to sound, then it should be fine.

Offline faulty_damper

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Re: What would be the proper fingering for this?
Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 06:06:49 AM
What is the musical context for that figuration?

Offline svensknavi

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Re: What would be the proper fingering for this?
Reply #5 on: June 13, 2015, 06:40:50 PM
Not going to claim to be any sort of expert, but that seems appears to be a fairly typical new age piano left hand, in which case if I was playing it, I would do 5215 5215.

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Re: What would be the proper fingering for this?
Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 12:24:46 PM
Not going to claim to be any sort of expert, but that seems appears to be a fairly typical new age piano left hand, in which case if I was playing it, I would do 5215 5215.

5215- 5215 may'be depends on the tempo.. and if it needs phrasing etc.
if each are individual phrases..
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