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Joplin's Solace - fingering query #2837228
04/09/19 11:31 AM
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Hi all,

Currently learning Joplin's Solace. I bought the sheet music for it and in bar 29 it suggests a fingering of 1-2-4 for the final chord in the bar. I do not know if this was original score suggestion, but it leaves a funny transition to the chord after it. I am wondering whether 1-3-5 is better and would like to know what you would play.

Here is the bar (taken off internet version which doesn't have the fingering suggestion.

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Ive included the lead in and the first chord of the following bar. The bit I'm interested in is right hand, final chord of that whole bar Ive shown which is A#,F,A#. Piece key signature is C major.

Thanks as always for your help!



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Re: Joplin's Solace - fingering query [Re: danlightbulb] #2837288
04/09/19 01:34 PM
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Hi

I've played this piece quite a bit over the years.

I play the whole run up to that A# F A# with 1,2,4 and then play A# F A# with 1,3,5.
For me 1,2,4 there is just awkward, and I have reasonably large hands.

My advice would be to play what feels best for you!

Cheers


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Re: Joplin's Solace - fingering query [Re: danlightbulb] #2837383
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Originally Posted by danlightbulb
Currently learning Joplin's Solace. I bought the sheet music for it and in bar 29 it suggests a fingering of 1-2-4 for the final chord in the bar. I do not know if this was original score suggestion, but it leaves a funny transition to the chord after it. I am wondering whether 1-3-5 is better and would like to know what you would play.


I don't have access to my piano right now, but I think on the ascent I do:

1-2-4, 1-3-5, 1-3-5, 1-3-5


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Re: Joplin's Solace - fingering query [Re: danlightbulb] #2837888
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Hi

Ignore my previous idiotic comment Dan.

I actually play 1-4-5 leading up to the F# A F# and I play 1-3-5 for the F# A F#.

Cheers


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Re: Joplin's Solace - fingering query [Re: danlightbulb] #2839841
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I play that piece regularly. I find it easiest to play all four chords with 1-3-5. That said, I've had very little formal training, and there may be good technical reasons for different fingering. On the other hand, this piece isn't at such a fast past that technique is problematic. Comfortable fingering is probably more important.

Re: Joplin's Solace - fingering query [Re: Simon_b] #2839873
04/16/19 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Simon_b
Hi

Ignore my previous idiotic comment Dan.

I actually play 1-4-5 leading up to the F# A F# and I play 1-3-5 for the F# A F#.

Cheers



this is what I would do too - although it doesn't quite lend itself to the phrasing is certainly the most comfortable in terms of position and accuracy. Maybe the phrasing isn't that crucial? I'm uncertain of the tempo.


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