Questions tagged [fingering]

Choosing which finger(s) to use to press a key (of a keyboard) or to stop a string, or the set of fingers to use to produce a particular note or chord.

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how to play a note that is the same note that is complex [closed]

umm there is the same finger number on the same hand whats wants me to play the same note plz help I tried and tried but it doesn't seem right
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How to play these notes?

This is basically a G minor chord with a G in the bass. Should I use my left hand to play the bass G and right hand to play the G minor triad? Or should I play the bottom 2 notes with my left hand ...
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What's the best fingering for this passage? Single large shift or several small

as part of my efforts to learn to play faster passages, I wrote the one posted below. However, I am having a lot of trouble figuring out the best way to finger it. If I do a single, large shift I ...
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How to change chord from xx5333 to xx7765?

I'm trying to play Gm and Dm as follows, which is described as "a typical reggae rhythm played on the offbeat". The natural way for me to finger these are Gm with fingers 1 (bar) and 2/3 for Gm, and ...
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How to play a note with different length with both hands?

As you can see I have 2 G notes to play, one in the right hand melody and other in the left hand chord, how am I supposed to play this?
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Classical guitar: right hand finger movement when playing chord

When playing a string with the right hand, it is suggested to have the finger pushing through the string. That is to say, the finger is moving inward the guitar, rather than pluck the string outward ...
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(Indian Classical) Violin note-spacing vs. Guitar note spaces

I play the Indian classical violin. In that, when you have a song in A, for instance, you would tune the first (lowest) and third strings to A, an octave apart, and the second and fourth to the ...
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Piano Fingering for Mirrored Phrase

I have encountered a piece of music wherein a phrase that is played in the right hand at the start of the song is played in the left later on. The phrase in the early part of the song is: Then, ...
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How to properly play this piano chord

I am playing 3 keys in following sequence. See attached picture for the fingers i use to press 3 keys A# A# F A# F A# I have to keep repeating the above sequence. I use pinky on left A#, index ...
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Question on fingering for piano

http://www.frederickhodges.com/fundamentalsofpianotechniquepart1.html I read that in fingering the major and minor arpeggios, only use the first, second, fourth, and fifth fingers, replacing the ...
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Eb harmonic minor scale fingers?

Can anyone help me with Eb harmonic minor piano scale fingering, please? For both hands if possible.
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Economizing finger movement in exercise vs following the book

In Al Di Meola and Bob Aslanian's books "Al Di Meola - A Guide to Chords, Scales & Arpeggios" there's an exercise to strum a chord four times and move from one form to another, fluidly. Below is ...
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fingering for a piece

I am a self learner on piano, merely from web materials.. I am trying to learn this piece. https://musescore.com/torbybrand/scores/4561016 I compared the music sheet and the fingering used by the ...
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How do I play do re mi fa sol la si on my soprano recorder?

I am confused about there being different lowest notes for different sizes. My soprano recorder says descant B. it is an average sized recorder(yamaha yrs 24b). What will the fingering be like if I ...
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Clarinet A/B trill with fuller sound

I am trying to do a trill over the break between the Clarion and Chalumeau registers, between A and B. You are meant to add the upper side key to the A, see e.g. here. This is what the top two ...
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Inferring Position Number, String, and Shifts From Sparse Fingering Notation

I'm attempting to (re)learn some violin music using the composer's desired fingering. However, my background is not in violin but in fiddle, where fingerings and positions/shifts are rarely written (...
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Guitar fingering question

When I play G#/Ab on the high E string on the guitar, I use my pinky for the fourth fret, but what about all the fingers before the pinky? Can they be packed closely to my pinky? Or do all fingers ...
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Ständchen Schubert arr. Liszt help

How should this section be played? (The 4th and 5th chords) It appears that I should play it with my hands on top of one another, left over right. Usually if i saw this in another piece of music I ...
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Cant seem to switch from D minor to A chord on guitar

I've been playing for a month now, and I've been trying to practice just change for weeks now, but it's not really working. I'm using this fingering for A chord x02130 the problem is that the G ...
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Is fingering choice correct in this score La Moldau : right hand : 4 followed by 2 in an increasing scale?

Is fingering choice correct in this score La Moldau : right hand : 4 followed by 2 in an increasing scale, in the measure 8th : 6th and 7th note. https://www.free-scores.com/PDF/smetana-bedrich-...
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How to bar Fm6 with another finger?

I don't see how this Fm6 fingering, with the index finger on fret 5, can work out without holding my guitar upside-down. Is it a mistake or am I misunderstanding the contortion? I've also tried it ...
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Is it common to use pinky (little finger) on black keys?

So I'm reading this book called piano and keyboard all in one for dummies and in the very last measure of this image you can see a 5 (pinky/little finger) is suggested for the B flat since this is key ...
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Which finger is correct for number 5 on guitar tab?

I'm very new to guitar and I'm practicing beginner stuff, I press the appropriate fret with the numbered finger, 1 for index and 3 for ring. Also I play in fret hand position 1 with index on first ...
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What kind of piano exercise books has notes and chords mixed together?

I have seen piano exercises with only notes, with their fingerings, like Hanon. And I have seen piano exercises with only chords, and their fingerings. I was wondering if there are any books ...
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acceptable to use same finger for 2 succeeding notes in this case?

I'm very new to piano playing so please forgive me if this is a dumb approach. I know that you should not use the same finger for succeeding notes, but here is my personal thinking(without having ...
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is my following fingering even a thing?

My trouble is with the LH in the bass clef, I start with thumb on E4, then index on B3, then pinky on E3, spanning an octave, then switch to thumb on E3 so my pinky is ready to jump to A2 in the next ...
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Should I jump hand or do thumb under for this piano phrase?

This is in key of C. For the first three notes in the Bass Clef with LH, I want to do middle, index and thumb. But afterwards I run out of fingers for the next half note, is it acceptable for me ...
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Fingering for Bach's Toccata in E-minor BWV914

I am currently learning the Fugue of Bach's "Toccata in E-minor BWV914". My question is if I should play the first bar with the 5th finger or not. Meaning starting with "545 3423 1". I feel more ...
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Stretching on Ukulele: How Far is Fair?

I've noticed that I play a lot of chords on ukulele with larger intervals in them, and often the chord voicings have big stretches from the lowest notes to the highest notes. Obviously, I know ...
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When I try to play tabs, my fingerpicking sounds robotic

Its more like when I place fingers or maybe both, I produce clear tones and all, but the when I try to play something that should be like in line nice and steady, I play it like I m breaking it on ...
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Bach Invention BMW 792 - Fingering Advice

I am currently practicing a Bach Invention (BMW 792). There is a bar I'm not quite sure how to play/finger. I've attached a screenshot of the bar I'm having trouble with. Would very much appreciate ...
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How similar (or not) are recorder, fife, and flute fingerings?

I don't play any of these instruments, but have at least tried them enough to play a scale. My impression is the basic holes down the pipe are tuned to a diatonic scale. The more holes covered, the ...
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Should I always use scale fingering when sight reading?

I'm practising sight-reading using https://sightreading.training/ which randomly generates notes for practice. If I'm practising in the key of C Major, should I stick to C Major scale fingering/hand ...
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question on Chopin opus 25 1 about left and right hands

For study of Chopin opus 25, study 1, at measure 8, 4th note, should we play the "right-hand note" (B flat) with left hand, and the "left-hand note" (D flat) with the right hand, instead to what seems ...
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Western vs Indian Carnatic style of violin playing

I am a trained Indian Carnatic style violin player. Can I play Western songs on a violin with carnatic fingering techniques or do I need to re-learn everything to adopt to the Western style?
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Classical Guitar Exercises for Proper Tab Fingering? [closed]

Related: Figuring the Classical Fingering from Sheet Music Are there any classical guitar exercises, (for classical music), that also include the Tab as well as proper frettting-hand fingering ...
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Forearm soreness while practicing the piano

Recently I have had a bit of fore arm soreness, and I don't know what to do about it. The soreness isn't lasting though, It's more like, I play a phrase and by the end it my forearm is sore, and if I ...
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Finger dexterity issues

I have some weird issues with my left fret playing hand. I’m a brand new guitar player and the way my fingers automatically react when spreading, especially when trying to spread them in a claw, is ...
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Large intervals in score in Bach

In the WTC (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier) there can be some intervals that are quite awkward to play. In the first fugue I find a lot of weird intervals that do not flow under the fingers and it ...
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Is fingers pointing towards each other a problem when fretting a guitar

I've been practicing the guitar for a few months now and am currently learning a song that requires me to slide from the 10th and 12th fret on the A and B string down to the third and fifth frets, ...
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awkward stretchy fingering

In bar 4 http://jonaslefvert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/The-Piano-The-Heart-Asks-Pleasure-First.pdf there is a chord arpeggiated across these frets x35503 (capo on 5) here is a video of Jonas ...
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How to form an A chord on higher frets?

I can play an A chord okay, as seen here: However, I tried putting a capo on the 10th fret and playing it from there and couldn't do it at all. I have thin fingers and it was still impossible to ...
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What is the correct piano fingering to avoid soreness in finger joints? (musical piece attached)

For the above musical phrase I'm using the fingering 1st bar: 124 124 124 5 2nd bar: 134 134 134 5. After practicing 4 hrs on digital piano my finger joins become sore. Is this a normal thing or am I ...
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Help with proper fingering for a song? (Speechless from Aladdin)

I am in the process of teaching myself piano, and I would like to learn how to play Speechless from Aladdin. The problem is fingering is not provided and I am not sure what the correct/most efficient ...
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How to get clean sound when playing guitar

I have been practicing guitar (classic, electric) for years. But I cannot get a clean sound when playing melodies or chords. Often notes do not sound at all. To get a clean sound I have to press so ...
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Does every song in a particular scale require finger to be positioned in the same way?

I'm a beginner learning keyboard. I'm not sure of the right fingering techniques (except some basic concepts like avoid crossing fingers or positioning fingers in a weird way). Let's say I'm learning ...
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Is it okay to use different fingers every time while playing a song on a keyboard? Is it considered a bad practice?

I'm new to the keyboard and am learning it myself. However, I've learnt Indian classical for three years. I want to know if a song that I play has to be played with the same fingers every time. If not,...
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Fantaisie Impromptu - Specific fingering issue

I've been practicing Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu for several weeks now, and while I'm by no means perfect at it, there aren't any aspects or parts of the piece that I am not confident I'll be able to ...
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Piano: good exercises for runs and navigation [closed]

I'm an aspiring jazz pianists but my right hand falls short in navigation and attempting runs. I need to buy etudes and exercises for fingering. That is, fingering for the various scales (I don't know ...
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Jazz piano: accompanying oneself

My goal is to be able to by ear play a jazz standard, with improv sections. When keeping an accompaniment in my left hand (say, a walking base or similar) while soloing with my right, then I stall. ...

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