A Practical Guide to Forearm Rotation
Thumb Under or Over?
Using two examples from the Chopin Études, we can discover how to move from one position to the next using rotary movements. Chopin - Étude, Op. 25 No. 11 The RH is formed of single rotations. The thumb aims to rejoin the fingers as soon as possible after a stretch. I feel comfortable with my thumb positioning itself just under the 2nd finger immediately after the 5th finger plays in the ascending patterns. For fast releases, kick against the key with the 4th finger in the ascending groups. There is a slight break in the legato before the thumb in...
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