I wonder how are melody fingerings decided and suggested, especially in beginner books. I want to explain this with context and example.
I am 50 and being taught (for few months now) by a fairly good tutor and one of the books is "John Thompson Teaching Little Fingers to Play" (embarrassing, right? :-) ). I am finishing the book now and one of the pieces is "My Bonnie". A very easy piece, but with a confounding finger suggestion.
I am attaching that part of the score which perplexes me. What is the reason for playing the C with left thumb here right after playing it with the right thumb?!! It is creating major confusion. And I don't see any subsequent fingering which may benefit from this change.
Any kind soul who may help with some comments and clarifications?