The Art of Piano Fingering

Chapter 10 - Arpeggios

Arpeggios are made up of the first, third and fifth notes of the scale. The three notes fall into one hand position, using either of the basic fingerings: 1 2 4   or   1 2 3 Example 50A Example 50B The choice between third and fourth finger will be discussed later. In order to determine the starting finger for each arpeggio, it is necessary first to consider the position of the black notes, as was the case with major scales (See Chapter 1). Note that the thumb passes more smoothly under the...

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