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I just started taking keyboard lessons. I have a song which has F major to G major chord change.

  • F = C F A [Finger 5 2 1]
  • G = B D G [Finger 5 3 1]

I placed my fingers on C F A [5 2 1] but now while moving to B D G [Finger 5 3 1] is not so easy. Is this is because of wrong chord in the song? Why is this transition not flexible and easy like C major to G major? C major to G major is flexible but why F to G is not easy?

Could someone please if I am doing wrong?

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    Really, the very best person to ask will be your teacher, who can explain while you're both at the keys. – Tim Jul 25 '18 at 16:09
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These fingerings look correct to me!

As for why it's not as easy as C to G, it depends on how you're voicing those two chords (we call these voicings "inversions"). But it's possible that, between C and G, you:

  • Use the exact same three fingers both times.
  • Only move a finger by, at most, one step.
  • Have a pitch in common between the two chords (i.e., one finger stays where it is).

Whereas F moving to G has:

  • One voice moving by a third.
  • A switch between the second and third finger.
  • No common tones between the two chords (i.e., all fingers move).

F moving to G is, quite simply, a harder progression than C moving to G. What you're doing is correct, just keep at it!

  • Do you teach music? I know it's off topic discussion. Just curious to know. Thanks for answer. – kudlatiger Jul 25 '18 at 15:56
  • @codetoshare Yep, at the university level. Glad to help! – Richard Jul 25 '18 at 16:02
  • Wouldn't 421 531 be as good or even better? – coconochao Jul 25 '18 at 16:14
  • @coconochao That could also work, and in some cases I could see where it would be preferable. But early on I would recommend what OP listed. – Richard Jul 25 '18 at 16:17
  • We shall have some video clips which shows finger movements. please share if it's available. – kudlatiger Jul 26 '18 at 2:43

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