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Is the 5 5 fingering for the left hand, first measure, correct? I ask it because it is for me as a beginner difficult to reposition my left pink quickly on the right place. Is there a good alternative?

First measure of Funeral March, rev. Ricardo Boppre, Piano Collection for Beginners, Grade 2

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There's rarely any 'correct' fingering! There's suggested fingering (bit like guitar tab!) but it's been done usually by someone who it works for. And if that's not you, you don't have to use it!

It does seem a bit jumpy, playing with pinky then playing another, higher note with pinky again. Certainly the F notes need pinky, then a sort of hand roll through index, up to A with thumb, and back to C again with index, making the stretch down to F not-too-bad using pinky again. As always, try out as many different fingerings as you can with any piece - I'm still doing that after 60+ yrs playing! But I reckon most will bottom out at 5-2-1-2.

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The 5-5 is a viable option, particularly since the pedal is there to help cover the gap.

My preferred fingering would be 5-2-1, because the 5-2 is fairly comfortable, and I have a wide span between 2 and 1.

Some people prefer 5-3-1.

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