The Art of Piano Fingering


General Principles for Choosing Fingerings (2)

Fingering is a vital element of piano playing: a good fingering gives us much greater security and can often make a technically difficult passage suddenly seem effortless. Musically speaking, it can also shape a phrase, balance chords, regulate the tone and rhythm, co-ordinate the hands, clarify the articulation, and project many subtle musical nuances. Yet each pianist will have different views on an individual passage – three editions may offer three completely different fingerings. Are there – can there be? - any universal solutions to fingering? Or is it all a matter of deeply personal artistic preference, based on one’s...

Subscribe for full access!

Get full access to this content in addition to our growing library of over 300 articles for as little as £9.99 per month or £99.99 a year. Click here to sign-up or click here to find-out more (click here to sign-in to view this page if you are already a subscriber).