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#1 MarkP

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 21:44

What's the best fingering to use in Bars 3 & 4 for the C6 right hand chords with the grace notes F# and Ab?

the ABRSM G8 book suggests 2-1 for the grace note F# to G but this leaves fingers 3,4,5 for A, C, E which I find uncomfortable. I find it easier to use 1 (thumb) and slide from the F# to G, leaving 2,3, 5 for the A,C,E

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 22:26

QUOTE(MarkP @ Apr 15 2012, 10:44 PM) View Post

What's the best fingering to use in Bars 3 & 4 for the C6 right hand chords with the grace notes F# and Ab?

the ABRSM G8 book suggests 2-1 for the grace note F# to G but this leaves fingers 3,4,5 for A, C, E which I find uncomfortable. I find it easier to use 1 (thumb) and slide from the F# to G, leaving 2,3, 5 for the A,C,E

I suppose the truth is... it's jazz... it doesn't really matter... clarinet.gif



Not that I am any sort of expert ( I've been buying the grade 8 piano book for the past three books but never do anything much about it!) but I do exactly what you do - wondered if sliding was cheating but it works much better for me..
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:45

QUOTE(barncottagecat @ Apr 15 2012, 06:26 PM) View Post

Not that I am any sort of expert ( I've been buying the grade 8 piano book for the past three books but never do anything much about it!) but I do exactly what you do - wondered if sliding was cheating but it works much better for me..


I am of the opinion that there's no such thing as cheating as long as it sounds good, classical or jazz or whatever ph34r.gif Sliding is a perfectly valid fingering technique if it's what works best. I would almost definitely slide in the context you are discussing.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 19:14

QUOTE(MarkP @ Apr 15 2012, 10:44 PM) View Post
I find it easier to use 1 (thumb) and slide from the F# to G, leaving 2,3, 5 for the A,C,E
I do this too smile.gif

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:43

Thanks all - much easier and I can only assume the suggested fingering is an error.
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