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I have gone through many website to learn the finger technique for harmonium. But all they mention is the technique same as keyboard.

e.g. start from c -1 d -2 e -3 f- 1 g- 2 a- 3 b 4- c-5 , 1 is thumb and so on. But I know the difference. In harmonium, they don't use pinky finger. Please if any one know the answer, please share it. It will be helpful for everyone.

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Harmonium players do use all five fingers. Here is a treatise by one of the greatest harmonium masters explicitly giving instructions to that effect.

  • @killian what is this link it is not working I got one pdf which is in not in english – Manoj Singh Mar 18 '16 at 14:21
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    The harmonium was invented in Europe in the 19th century, and was taken to other countries by Christian missionaries. However Indian musicians then started to use it as a drone instrument in a completely different way from its original European use. @Kilian Foth's link (in German) is about the European method of playing it, which was basically the same technique as playing a church pipe organ. This might be more useful for the OP: soundofindia.com/lessons.asp. Note, that link (lesson 4) uses all the fingers. – user19146 Mar 19 '16 at 6:12
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    @alephzero In India people use only 4 finger to play harmonium – Manoj Singh Mar 29 '16 at 12:11

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