Piano Fingering

The right piano fingering can make all the difference when learning a new piece, if you find that you’re struggling with parts of the piece, have a look at the fingering and see if you can make improvements, sometimes it can be one finger that’s holding you up and when you change that one finger, voila, you’re playing more confidently and more accurately.



When you read music and it has the fingering (the numbers 1 to 5 written under or above the notes) it’s referring to your thumb as being number 1, then you have your 2, 3, 4 fingers and number 5 is your little finger, it’s the same with both your hands so get used to referring to your fingers in numbers.

After you’ve been using the right fingering for a while, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it and you’ll start working it out for yourself as well, you’ll also be able to change the fingering of pieces to better match the shape or size of your hand.

To sum up, using the right fingering is a very important part of learning and playing piano; start off with the fingering that’s given, then if needed, modify it to your liking so that you can play all those difficult passages with ease. This Course will also Help.




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