Discuss technical aspects of piano playing and recording.
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I have lots of problems playing music that does not recommend fingering. It's not that I need a number over each note, but it helps to see a suggestion for a particular passage every once in a while.
Can someone help?
Can someone help?
Best thing is, if you encounter a passage that gives you trouble in fingering, is to sit down and work out your ideal fingering. Takes quite some time, but is worth the effort generally. But yeah, fingerings can be handy if they're good. But sometimes they're not. You don't know until you try.
Nothing is always absolutely so -- Sturgeon's law
The best fingering is the one that allows easy alternation of opposing muscles (ie. triceps/biceps in Chopin's Etude opus 10 no. 7) and/or maximum leverage with minimum force (ie Chopin's Etude opus 10 no. 1). Avoiding fixation and excess friction are the primary goals when searching for an optimal fingering. Just keep the basic laws of physics in mind, they're always right.
For me the best sheets are without any fingering so that i freely can do my own thing and don´t have to eliminate those wrong fingerings made by people i don´t know how they can play with these. I am playing in positions and work my fingerings before i play the piece. As a teacher for piano i often have to work with my pupils at this "fingeringthing" because you can play any piece of music only with perfect fingerings. I know the finger for each note but i am writing only the beginning of a new position into the sheets. I like this work, it is so simple, intersting and often shows the good technique of the composers. If the playing looks like easy then the fingering is perfect.
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