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Ironically, I find the intro to Adele's Hometown Glory easier to play than the main song; what sounds like a standard 'indie' vamp is deceptively difficult for me (reminds me a Carl Czerny study), and Neil Cowley's voicing really makes it sound out for me.

Is it just 2+5 and 1+4 all the way through? Does anyone have any recommendations?


Hometown Glory mm. 1-4

Image is a screen capture of mm. 1-4 from http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0105664.


(P.S. This guy gets it wrong).

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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, in the second measure, 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 measure. In the fourth measure I use 4-2 and 3-1, again because the 3 is already on the F. If your hands are too small to use 3 all the time on the F, then switch back and forth between 3 and 4 as necessary.

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  • This is how I would do it as well; typically it is not comfortable or economical to separate 4 and 5 by more than 2 semitones. – user28 Jan 22 '16 at 4:14
  • Agreed. This is the best fingering. – Aaron Nov 22 '20 at 19:21

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