Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level


Diatonic Scales in Double Notes (3)

Alternative Fingerings

It is possible to mix and match the two standard fingerings, playing some with one fingering and some with the other. Some rejigging is also possible to avoid the double pivot at the ends of the scales. If you want to explore some alternatives, you can do no better than look at those of Moritz Moszkowski. Moszkowski’s Fingerings Moritz Moszkowski (1854 –1925) was an extremely important contributor to modern pianism, not least with the publication of his School of Double Notes, op. 64 (for me, the bible of double notes). This magnum opus is in three parts, starting...

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