The Art of Piano Fingering


Chapter 5 - Scales in Octaves

A scale in octaves is one in which one hand plays in octaves. If both hands play octaves together in unison, this is normally described as a scale in double octaves. The fingering for non-legato scales in octaves is very straightforward, as there are only two main fingerings. The first uses only thumb and fifth finger - pianists with very small hands may only be able to use this fingering: Example 25 - Scale in double octaves The second fingering alternates between and . As discussed in ...

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