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Fingering For Double Thirds
#2962280 03/31/20 03:48 PM
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Hello, fellows. I've noticed that there's no a standard fingering for scales in double thirds. Can anybody help me find a book with comfortable fingerings for scales in double thirds please? The ones I've found in Hanon, Schmitt and others are comfortable in some tonalities, but really uncomfortable in others.

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I usually find 1/4 +2/3 to be the most comfortable, but 1/3 +2/4 is sometimes necessary.

Ultimately, it's impossible to prescribe an all-encompassing fingering for a technique like this. Key signatures, composition era, and the context of the figures are just too varied.

More important than the fingering is the wrist motion when you play them. My old teacher used to quote his former teacher (Menahem Pressler) in saying that you should "fall into the first thirds and then rebound into the others." When I thought of it like that, I found it was much easier to relax. Tension works against you with things like this, and as soon as you figure out how to stop fighting them, it becomes much easier.

Also, if you want to practice double thirds, I'd do so in actual music rather than just exercises. I learned them best when studying Beethoven's op 2 no 3, and a piece by a Romantic composer (Brahms, maybe Mendelssohn?). When you learn this type of thing in the context of a piece, you can focus more on phrasing the thirds rather than worrying about the technique by itself.

Good luck to you!


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