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I recommend starting with the left hand (12132435). It's more natural as the theme evolves, since the next voice enters with the right hand. Hope this helps!


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Using the fingering you mentioned that starts with the pinky is ok. It definitely allows you to play that whole section without having to do any hand adjustments, which is usually something to strive for when working out fingering. However, one downside to starting on the 5 in this example is that since it’s the beginning of a phrase (in fact, the ...


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Why are you even playing this with the right hand? The right hand part doesn't start until 4 bars later. There is no option about playing similar passages with the left hand at least half dozen times later in the fugue, so there is no good reason to "cheat" at the start. If your left hand isn't a fluent as your right, practice till it is.


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It's very easy to recommend fingering for a certain part but that's only half the story. I'd go for the 545 3423 1 as all of that falls under my hand, but there's no reason at all that your hand will do the same! That works for me on the premise that when my hand is resting on the notes involved, each note has a finger ready. Of course it needs that thumb (...


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Where has this part of the BC catalogue been published? After doing some research on this, I'd say it has not been "officially published." That is, I can't find any evidence that a completed version has been published by one of the recognized houses. I did however find numerous reputable sources stating the BC has not been completed past H. Regarding that ...


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Try RH: 5&3, 2, 1, 3(over), 2, 1, 2. 1, 3 | 1 (under) ...


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I think the position of the fingering above and below the notes on the middle part is meant to indicate which hand plays the notes. The right hand G# F# 2 1 is fine (I don't know why another answer says it is "wrong!") if the following E F# E is the left hand 2 1 2 and then back to the right hand for the G# 2. However this logic about what the fingering ...


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I first thought the lower fingerings are meant for the left hand. But it seems to be a typo (2 for G# is wrong!): You can play the G# with 3 (not 2) of the right hand and it will fit. (G#=3, F#=2, E=1)


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