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Silent Change of Fingers
by: David from www.piano-play-it.com

Good Question. When you see 1-3 over the same notes it means that you have to switch the third finger with the first one without leaving the key. So it's a silent change the will help you to gain some extra finger for the next passage to come.

This is a very common trick in piano technique.

Hope I was clear!


Advanced Fingering
by: Anonymous

hi David can you explain to me what it means by these fingerings?
e.g. 5-2 above one note and then 1-3 above another note.
What does this mean?

No Welcome!
by: David from www.piano-play-it.com

Thanks for your kind words. I'm so glad I could help you. Hope to see you playing on a video here sometimes soon :)

Thank you, David!
by: Jen

Thanks so much for doing this. The two articles seem like they will be a great help to me! You are my official Piano helper/teacher/inspiration!

Info over piano fingerings
by: David from www.piano-play-it.com

Hi jen,

Your question encouraged me to create two piano lessons. One that discusses the basic piano fingerings for beginners. You can visit it in here (piano fingering)

The other is for more advanced players and is all about more advanced piano fingerings. there it is:
Adavnced piano fingerings.

The answer to your question lies in understanding the logic behind the hand positions. When we start to play a piece from a certain finger and note we will do our best to keep that hand position as far as possible.

That's easy as long as we play pieces with five notes. The hardest part in that beginners level is to learn to use the thumb, the pinky and the fourth finger as well, since they are relitvely weaker. That's why I'm clear about asking you guys to never switch the hand position if not needed!

To improve your weaker fingers I reccomend you visit our Piano Exercises page, where you can improve your motoric abilities.

As we continue to play pieces that have more than five notes in each hand we have to start stretch our fingers, to perform jumps and crossovers.
These topics are discussed in the Advanced piano fingerings page.

Is there one good answer to your question? Nope! Everyone makes his own habbits. Some are more flexible then others and some find creative ways to solve their fingerings issues.

I hope I assisted you with your dilema. Let me know how you're doing o.k.?

Best Regards
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