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When it comes to fingering questions, the broader the question the more the answer will be: "it depends." That is probably why you find conflicting information online, too many answers that don't provide the specific context for one fingering approach versus another. You can say that generally your fingers get placed about mid-way along the length ...


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Answer is - it depends!. Since our fingers aren't all the same length, each will press down its individual note at a different point anyway. Thumb, being a couple of inches less reach than the middle finger, will usually press near the end of the key nearest to the player, while middle will generally press close to the black keys' ends. But - there are going ...


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In addition to the other answers, it can also depend on how wide your fingers are. I do not have pianist fingers; my middle finger especially is so wide that it is a problem on most pianos to play a white key with it between the black keys. Even when perfectly parallel to the keys, it rubs on the black keys substantially on typical keyboards. I guess I'm ...


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In addition to the points made in the other answers, there is one other thing to take into consideration, and that is hand size. If you have large hands and long fingers, you can get away with keeping your palms further away from the keyboard and still be able to reach both black and white keys more easily. But if you have smaller hands (and I have seen ...


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