Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level


Diatonic Scales in Double Notes (1)

Introduction

Playing double notes is, mechanically speaking, one of the most difficult activities at the piano, and one that requires superfine coordination. The pair of fingers involved need to sound dead together and, in order to do this in a controlled way, they need to be played from the surface of the keyboard. The “weaker” outer fingers (4 and 5) should be as strong and agile as the “strong” inner fingers (1, 2 and 3) – stronger, actually, especially in the right hand when the top notes will usually need to be projected more in virtually any double note passage from...

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