The Art of Piano Fingering


Chapter 8 - Chromatic Minor Thirds

In chromatic minor thirds, each hand plays two notes at the interval of the minor third. The most commonly used basic fingering is as follows: Example 46 Note how the thumb plays twice on E-F and B-C EXERCISE: Practise first the fingering for the outer part, i.e. 345 34 34 345 34 etc. Notice how the third and longest finger always plays black notes and the fifth always plays white. Then practise the fingering for the inner part, i.e. 12 12 112 12 12 112 etc. Notice how the thumb plays all the...

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