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Fingerings are suggestions and not commands. You can choose the one option, that you find is more comfortable. You don't have to learn both fingerings at all, but you are invited to try out both suggestions. You also can always write your own fingerings! (I used to try sometimes looking for fingerings that where identical or symmetrical for both hands, even ...


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To be fair, Chopin's op.25 no.12 does not require you to play (on either one hand) the root, third, AND fifth of a chord, so one could argue that it is easier to play faster compared to arpeggios with all three tones of a chord because you would not have to perform a thumb-under manoeuver (I am, of course, assuming that by F# arpeggio, you mean F#-A#-C#-F#-A#...


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