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#2025258 - 02/01/13 11:50 AM Forgotten exercises
justpin Offline
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Registered: 03/25/12
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Loc: Holmes Chapel
Forgotten exercise

There is an exercise where I can only remember the right hand.

It plays everynote, black and white.

Starting from D Where you hit the first note with 1 (thumb) then the black note with 3 (middle finger) then thumb (1) on E then finger 2 on F then middle finger on F#.

Then thumb on G, middle finger G# etc etc.

I can do it all day with the right hand but completely forgot the left hand fingering


The other one is arpeggios. Which I vaguely remember being all the same shape it was something like 1C 2E 3G then thumb to C again.

Anybody any pointers.

I wrote it down but somebody used my notes to roll a ciggie

frown

Thanks

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#2025283 - 02/01/13 12:14 PM Re: Forgotten exercises [Re: justpin]
PianoStudent88 Offline
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Originally Posted By: justpin
It plays everynote, black and white.

Starting from D Where you hit the first note with 1 (thumb) then the black note with 3 (middle finger) then thumb (1) on E then finger 2 on F then middle finger on F#.

Then thumb on G, middle finger G# etc etc.

This is a chromatic scale. 1 on whites, 3 on blacks, except where 2 whites occur together, where you add in a 2.

Left hand uses the same principle: 1 on whites, 3 on blacks, except where 2 whites occur together, where you add in a 2. Specifically, 1 on D, 3 on D#, 2 on E, 1 on F, 3 on F#, etc.

There are also other fingerings for chromatic scales. The one you describe is one of the common ones.

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hit the first note

I would prefer to play the notes rather than hit them.
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#2025303 - 02/01/13 12:51 PM Re: Forgotten exercises [Re: justpin]
justpin Offline
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Thanks (Michael Aaron used strike the notes though wink

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#2025492 - 02/01/13 05:50 PM Re: Forgotten exercises [Re: justpin]
malkin Offline
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Originally Posted By: justpin
Thanks (Michael Aaron used strike the notes though wink


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