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David (Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:02)
I have a question regarding this exercise. How come in the left hand part, it is the finger number 3 and not number 4 that plays the second note ? Seems easier to me. Thank you for your answer.
Marco Ricciardi (Monday, 20 March 2017 10:16)
Addressing David's question.
I tell my students to use finger 4 as you suggested. Not because it's easier which would defeat the purpose of the exercise as they were designed to make you move your fingers in as many different combinations as possible and not as in the easiest way as possible.
But coming back to matter in hand, if you look at the left hand fingering suggestion you'll see that finger 3 is used 3 times while finger 4 only 1. considering that the exercise was developed to address fingers 4 and 3, I don't see why you shouldn't split the four notes by using finger 4 and 3 twice each.
panui (Saturday, 10 March 2018 01:08)
I disagree. The jumps for both hands are done between fingers 1 and 2. This assures a smooth ascend. The aim is to train fingers 3 and 4, not making 5 and 4 jump. Of course you may do the jump with finger 4 but i find it might have an impact on how fluid you play this at higher speeds and any deviation will impact the other hand as well.
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