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My music has a number 6 on the finger notation and I can’t figure out what finger I’m supposed to use. enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

  • Welcome to Music.SX! This is not a fingering number, but rather it tells you that the six notes are to be considered a tuplet. Being a sextuplet, you should play the six notes below the beam in the time ordinarily given to four notes of the same value. The numbers for the fingering are here below the notes. – Jasper Habicht Jan 25 at 20:10
  • 6 notes per beat, assuming quarter note = 1 beat. You didn't show the time sig. – ggcg Jan 26 at 2:13
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Unless you are one of King Henry's wives, you don't need to worry too much!! The '6' there is indicating six notes in the time of four. Like double triplets.Called sextuplets in the trade.

It looks like a slightly different font from the fingerings on the music stave - and again different on the tab.

The lower numbers are the suggested fingerings.

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  • Actually, number 2 and 5 would be more problematic. – ttw Jan 25 at 22:38
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    Do you want to add the terminology, Tim (sextuplets)? – aparente001 Jan 25 at 22:55
  • @aparente001 What's wrong with terminology? Once you know what something is called you can refer to it and mentally compartmentalise (horrible word) it. – Peter Jan 26 at 13:23
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    @Peter - probably thinks there's nothing wrong with it - just needed putting into the answer. – Tim Jan 26 at 14:09

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