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Hi everyone,

I've been toying with a few different fingerings for the repeated C sharps that start at bar 142 of the Hungarian Rhapsody 2, and not happy with them, and wondered what you suggested. I've watched videos to see what some other people do and I can't make it out. This sounds a little complex but please bear with me...

Option 1) Bar 143: Use the right thumb to play the first note (A), left hand plays the middle C sharp, then right thumb plays the G sharp, so the right hand is playing 8 beats in that bar, fluidly, and the fingering is 1,4,3,2,1,4,3,2 in the right hand and the left hand is playing just two middle C sharps with the thumb in that bar.

Option 2) The right hand ONLY plays the C sharps, while the left hand plays the four quavers A, C Sharp, G sharp, C sharp.

I'd be really grateful if someone who's played this could help me with it, it's something that's blocking me. Or maybe you play it differently.

Thanks in advance!


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Originally Posted by Jozef Hofmann fan
[...]Option 2) The right hand ONLY plays the C sharps, while the left hand plays the four quavers A, C Sharp, G sharp, C sharp.

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Option 2 is my preference; it helps to more clearly bring out the A, G-sharp, F-sharp melody, and it may also help to keep the C-sharps quiet.

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Could you describe more clearly where this is in the piece? I don't have a score with measure numbers. Often when people post questions about such things, they include an image of the section in question. It helps ensure more people respond to you smile

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[Linked Image]

Ah, thanks for the help MarkH. Here's the passage. And this editor has suggested yet another way to do it which I hadn't considered but looks interesting.


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I'm with Bruce. I think for the purposes of voicing, it's easiest to distinguish the voices and keep them at their appropriate dynamic levels if the same hand plays all of the c-sharps, and for the other hand to play all of the melodic notes.

When I played this, I played it as in the picture you imported (not the editors suggested modification, but what's in the main part of the score. And I used that fingering.

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Yep, me too. I used the fingering on the top line.
I believe your wrist gets tired and fingers stop moving accurately?

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I play the top line fingering with rh/lh as indicated.

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Ok, thanks everyone. So to be clear, everyone plays LH bass clef and RH treble clef as per above? What about the F sharp and the G sharps in the treble clef in the third bar above? I play those with the LH, playing it with the RH looks awkward.


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Originally Posted by Damon
I play the top line fingering with rh/lh as indicated.

I play it as-written, too. In this instance, I don't find it uncomfortable. But it probably is more difficult for voicing if you're still learning how to do it properly.


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To be clear - in the section of the score you posted, I play ONLY the repeated c-sharps with the right hand, and all the other notes with the left hand.

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The only mercy here is the tempo marking!


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Originally Posted by MarkH
To be clear - in the section of the score you posted, I play ONLY the repeated c-sharps with the right hand, and all the other notes with the left hand.


Now that's just crazy talk!


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