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Are there fundamental problem how I'm fingering this fugue?

First, the idea to keep the hand, by expansion or contraction, as close to "neutral" as possible (i.e., five-finger position) is a very solid principle to go by. One wants to be as ...
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Are there fundamental problem how I'm fingering this fugue?

No, there is no fundamental problem with doing this. It might not be the best fingering in any situation, but it allows for fast uncomplicated playing of sequenced runs. Not employing the thumb means ...
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Fingering for left hand accompaniment over two octaves piano

This is just a demonstration of Curtis’ proposal. Depending on your personal preferences it might work better to change 1→4 instead of 1→5 due to less contraction of the hand. ...
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Fingering for left hand accompaniment over two octaves piano

I think you want to do this with silent finger changes, which is where you keep the key depressed, and without lifting the finger pushing the key down, switch the finger on that key, without striking ...
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Fingering for left hand accompaniment over two octaves piano

I'd play the bottom D's with the little finger (5), the top D with the thumb (1), and the A-D in the middle as 2-3, 2-4, or 3-4 as seems appropriate at the moment (all work). (Based from playing air-...
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Can I play the BWV 863 prelude like this?

In the Busoni edition, they seem not to indicate this at all (notice the dolce and legatissimo marks) There are two ways of thinking about this kind of edition. First, you can view it as a "...
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Can I play the BWV 863 prelude like this?

Your suggested way of playing is completely fine in principle. Harmonically, the first four 16th are really just an ornamentation over g# 5 (G# minor), then the next two are g# 2 (a#7/5- / g# in ...
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What is the word for the feeling when the piano key catches at the bottom of a press. The word for when the jack slips

The term you're looking for is let-off. This is the highest point at which the jack still supports the hammer. There is also the drop, which is the point at which the repetition level (through which ...
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Can I play the BWV 863 prelude like this?

This is music, not basketball. If you wanted to play in the baroque style, your stylistic options would be somewhat confined, but the reality is that there are no recordings from Bach's time. Indeed, ...
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Can I play the BWV 863 prelude like this?

Baroque scores do not give detailed markings — the performer is supposed to interpret them as dictated by good taste and common rules of the time. And of course it is hard to know exactly what this ...
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Would a sixth finger on each hand make you a better pianist?

My question is, would a sixth finger on each hand actually make you a better pianist? Why would it? It might increase the types of sonorities you might be able to play. If your hand was actually ...
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how to read and play a turn in music when it is inbetween 2 notes?

The difference between writing it above a note and after (between) the note is that in the "after" case, the principal note is played first. There is leeway in the exact execution, but two ...
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Accidentals should apply to both clefs? Chopin Op. 9 No. 2 Measure 13

Accidentals apply only to the specific line or space on which they appear. For example, an A above the treble staff would also be an Ab unless specifically marked otherwise. See Does an accidental ...
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Help undestanding these ties on notes and chords

Yes, there's a lot going on! We COULD notate it strictly as three voices (one of which splits into two notes at times). In my example below, A plus B plus C could be notated as D. But piano notation ...
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Help undestanding these ties on notes and chords

The highest note enters in the first measure. It holds into the second measure where it’s joined by the middle and lower pitches. In the third measure, the top and bottom notes hold, and the middle ...
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How to play the 4:3 polyrhythm section of the piano accompaniment for "Madrigal" by Gaubert?

For a generic quarter note containing a three against four rhythm there are seven total pulses over twelve (triplet sixteenth) beats. I could explain that one must count to twelve (giving each number ...
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Splitting MIDI Channels for Left and Right Hand on Yamaha Clavinova CSP-275 (Streamlight)

I went into this same problem and found the solution. Here's the solution to transform your MIDI files to be able to split the two hands properly. The midi files I used were from Musecore, which have ...
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How to play the 4:3 polyrhythm section of the piano accompaniment for "Madrigal" by Gaubert?

Last night, I finally figured out the polyrhythm. I would seperate my answer into three strategies: Using a trick like "Pass the golden butter" to understand the 4:3 polyrhythm as one ...
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Can the treble clef be used instead of the bass clef in piano music?

By convention (at least since about 1780), piano music is notated with 2 staves in 1 system called the Grand staff: the upper staff with the Treble / G clef (for the right hand) the lower staff with ...
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Strange Fingering in "Rondo Alla Turca"

Yes, this fingering makes little sense. Considering the following marks I suppose they are taken a note too early, so you’d get c#3 - e(5) - a1 - c#4 which then allows following b(3) - d(5) - g#2 - b4 ...
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Strange Fingering in "Rondo Alla Turca"

This fingering makes no sense and can only be an error. 3-5-1 works well. Your suggestion 3-2-4-1-3-2 for the rest of the passage is not good because it puts the thumb on a black note. Better is 4-3-5 ...
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What does the s number mean in the title of the piece?

It's an abbreviation for "Searle", as in Humphrey Searle, who created the catalogue of Liszt's works. Opus numbers at that time often meant the order in which the pieces were published. ...
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Black and white keyboard keys

White keys came into preference when they were made of ivory. Ivory is porous, wicks sweat away, provides a superior feel and allows better performance. Try to find an old piano that has ivory keys ...
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Did Beethoven "invent" ragtime with Piano Sonata No 32 Op 111?

I sort of understand why the Beethoven piece might be compared to ragtime, but it doesn't really sound like ragtime, and the origin of ragtime doesn't seem to be in dispute. In terms of both piano ...
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Black and white keyboard keys

Imagine a time where black keys were cheaper to make, which is probably why harpsichords and older fortepiano used to have black "white keys" and white "black keys" (see picture in ...
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What are the practical advantages of keyboards with non-weighted keys vs. weighted hammer action?

These are the features of modern (21st century) digital keyboard / synthesizer / piano / organ: Weighted or not Graded weighting or uniform (graded implies heavier for lower notes to mimic the ...
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What are the practical advantages of keyboards with non-weighted keys vs. weighted hammer action?

Non-Weighted Keyboards are gentler on the fingers. I converted my Acoustic Piano to have a Non-Weighted Action by using a Tubular-Pneumatic Action that came out of an Aeolian Orchestrelle.
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Black and white keyboard keys

That reasoning doesn't hold water. Few people are blind, but everyone is a beginner at some point. Therefore building instruments like this would make sense even if experienced users didn't need color-...
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