I'm learning how to play the piano and I don't understand the fingering of the notes in the picture below. I'm not understanding how you're supposed to use the 2nd and 3rd finger twice. I guess that's not what this means but I'm not sure what they are trying to say. Could anyone explain the fingering they would use to play this? Thanks
This is a chord of 5 notes:
The fingerings for the r.h. usually are written above the notes, and the fingerings for the l.h. below the notes!
There's absolutely no reason that you couldn't play this chord only with one hand c=1,d=2,f=3,g=4,a=5 (r.h.)
but you can also play a cluster of 3 tones with the fist (r.h.)
or 2 neighbor keys with the thumb (r.h.: c and d => 1, f,g,a => 3,4,5 ... l.h.: c,d,f -> 5,4,2 g and a => 1)
Mind: musicians are autonom human beings and not the slaves of any composer or editor.
Fingerings are meant as a proposition or an option. If you find your own fingerings more practicable or more comfortable so use your own ideas.
And don't forget: there are always misprints and errors in the notation of chords and (not too seldom!) in the fingerings.
But in your example the intention and indication is clear.