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The fingering 5_43 2132 1231 2341 | 4_32 1432 1234 1234 is apparently based on the logic that the first bar is an F major scale, so finger it like one. But starting with 5 won't give you a "natural" accent on the first beat of the bar. You could try 3-21 4321 3123 4123 | 4- etc. (I would prefer 3123 on the third beat rather than 2123, again to get a ...


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To answer broadly, studying traditional scale fingerings and technical sequences (like Hanon) will give you an intuitive sense of what fingerings to use in most situations. I'm not really sure why you would expect the reverse of right hand fingerings to work for the left hand -- the keyboard itself is not symmetrical, so different fingering patterns are ...


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Right, the first two measures are bad because the Bb screws with the otherwise obvious pattern (standard fingering but crossing under 4 on the way down to buy the extra note). Several editions list the first two measures as: 5_43 2132 1231 2341 | 4_32 1432 1234 1234 I personally think this is over-complicated. I hate the scrunch from 1 to 4 across the ...



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