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Fingering for introductory thirds of Opus 25 no6.
#1557638 11/14/10 05:07 PM
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I am using 13 and 24 for my fingering but not 13 25 but am not up to the titan speed of most pianist when pivoting there wrist for the later versus just playing the notes without wrist pivoting as in playing a scale in thirds. I know this is a headache.


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Serge Marinkovic #1557708 11/14/10 07:19 PM
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Hi Serge,

Go right ahead!

Everyone's hands are different. In addition, many fingerings are added to scores by editors and publishers, not the composer.

You have to do what works for you.

For example, the trill fingering 35 doesn't work for me. I used to practice it, but would always revert to an alternate fingering in performance. Now that I've been performing for many years, I change the fingering in the score before even learning the piece! 24 or 13, or sometimes even 23 work for me.

There are sometimes other printed fingerings that don't work for my hands, either. So I find what does work, and change the fingerings.

Turning to the audience to apologize for something you can't do does not come highly recommended. Nobody ever publicizes the things they can't do ~ they promote what they do best. No one can do everything.

Good luck!

Gretchen

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Re: Fingering for introductory thirds of Opus 25 no6.
Serge Marinkovic #1558025 11/15/10 03:21 AM
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i can never play this piece super fast. or even decently fast, i suppose.

my piano teacher in college couldn't either. but his assistant can play it at god speed--faster than any recordings i've ever heard.

and i had a classmate who can play much faster than i can, whose overall technique was much inferior.

so it's just weird sometimes.

i feel like if it's something you started playing at a young age you can play it super fast, but somehow once you past a certain age no matter how hard you try you just can't do it. i don't know. i wonder what the experiences people here have?

but anyway, you've got to try your best when you're actually practicing it and see what your limit is.


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Serge Marinkovic #1558104 11/15/10 09:04 AM
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Just use two hands on the introductory thirds.

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pianoloverus #1558123 11/15/10 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Just use two hands on the introductory thirds.

Now, that's a good one grin

And afterwards when the left hand comes in... slow down, play alternating thirds ??? crazy


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Re: Fingering for introductory thirds of Opus 25 no6.
Serge Marinkovic #1558581 11/15/10 08:48 PM
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4-1/5-2, that's what does the trick for me.


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Serge Marinkovic #1558672 11/15/10 11:36 PM
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Also 4-1/5-2. Works like a charm after a few years of practice. smile

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Serge Marinkovic #1558704 11/16/10 12:38 AM
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1-3/2-5 has been the best one ever. I did anything to avoid using 4 and 5 ....



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