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I'm looking for some help with a run I'm trying in C(chord progression is d7, ddim, Cmaj7), and the run is:

(G,G#,A,C,E,G),(E,F,A,C,E,G) then it goes down. 

The run is based of the run from this Tea For Two jazz solo 1:35-1:37.

Now I can do it pretty easy in F where it's recorded because the fingering comes natural. However, I want to do it in C and I struggle after the first part to reposition my fingers to do the second group of notes. For now I break the rhythm a bit after the E,F of the second group then hasten the A,C,E,G a bit to get back in rhythm. Fingering I use now:

(1,2,1,2,3,5), (1,2), (1,2,3,5).

I learned to play by ear so my technique is not the best and sometimes I struggle with runs like this one. Thanks.

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    Coming down 1,2,1,2,3,5 may not work well. In my head it seems like it would be easier fingering it a different way and it's not unheard of to adjust fingering ascending and descending. I don't know off the top of my head what would work better. – Dom May 14 '15 at 10:58
  • @Dom You are right I actualy use the 1,3,1 while coming down :) Thanks. – Fofole May 14 '15 at 11:00
  • I'd put 4 instead of five going down, at least. Much stronger to land on if you're moving your hand. – Josiah May 14 '15 at 11:43
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The fingering you're using looks fine to me, although coming down you may want to adjust the first figure and personally I would use (1,3,1) instead for the begining to keep it closer to the chromatic scale fingering.

Coming down 1,2,1,2,3,5 may not work well. In my head it seems like it would be easier fingering it a different way and it's not unheard of to adjust fingering ascending and descending. I don't know off the top of my head what would work better.

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