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I do "think" of the notes while playing piano. But I tend to use the scale degree names like tonic, supertonic, mediant, etc. rather than solfege. (Strangely I sometimes sing the solfege names out loud when doing some exercises.) I also think of the letter names like c#, Bb, etc. But there is one other important note identity I think of while playing: the ...


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There are two different solfeges. Fixed do and movable do. It sounds like you use fixed do, which emanates from do always being C. Movable do supposes that do is the root of the key. Thus, if a song has do,re,mi, in fixed do, the notes are always CDE, whereas in movable do, say in Eb, the notes will be EbFG. This in itself can be confusing for a beginner. ...


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After fa comes sol, la, and ti or si. Then it starts over again with do and the cycle of the octave repeats in both directions. For a full chromatic scale, see this question. For me I don't have a verbal utterance for playing a note, unless it's part of analyzing the rhythm. But I do think about the note's function in the chord or key. That is: Root Second ...


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I use the same fingering for F# as I use for D, or any other arpeggio where all keys except the second note are white. I think that's the fingering you'll find in Hanon; it is the fingering I was taught by my college professors. Now, one of my professors had me learn both the fingering you mention and the one I'm mentioning. His attitude was that the more ...


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Whilst a lot of scales and their arpeggios have similar fingerings, this doesn't. As in r.h. scale starts with finger 2, whereas r.h. arp. starts with thumb. Any scale or arp. will have recommended fingerings, but I recommend you find your own, based on the practicality of playing. A lot of the fingering is logical, as in don't use thumb on a black key if a ...


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I ran over this, and I don't find that using 4 is comfortable on the first chord. I use 5-2 on the first sixth, and 3-1 on the following fifth. Normally, on the second chord, I would finger it 5-2 and 4-1, but in this case I again use 3-1 on the Ab-F, since 3 is already on the F from the previous chord. On the chord chord I use 4-2 and 3-1, again because ...



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