Archive - June, 2012

Piano Basics: Tips for Developing a Fingering


When learning a new passage, it can be necessary to create a fingering. This can be for several reasons: the music doesn’t have any fingering, ┬áis an 0riginal composition, was transcribed from a recording, or has awkward fingerings written. Often the difference between effortless, smooth playing and awkward, inconsistent delivery is in the fingerings. There are many issues that can come up when deciding upon a fingering, and this passage addresses a few. I have added the fingerings I used in the video to this example. Hope this is helpful!

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