The Art of Piano Fingering

Chapter 9 - Broken Chords

For examination purposes, broken chords are arpeggiated in two ways: Example 48 There are two main systems of fingering broken chords: Standard fingering This fingering is the most straightforward, as the thumb always plays on the beat. The fingering is the same as for block chords. Example 49 In order to decide whether to use. third or fourth finger, play first the block chords as shown above, to see which finger falls most naturally onto the note. Generally speaking, in the right hand the root position...

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