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Double Thirds

The RH double thirds (bars 2 and 3) pose a technical challenge. Since the melody line is on the top, the “weaker” outer fingers (4th and 5th) need to be stronger than the “strong” inner fingers (3rd, 2nd and thumb) as well as equally coordinated and agile. This is why practising double note exercises regularly is so important for the developing pianist. If you have not had any experience of double notes before, these exercises will help. Begin by dropping into each of the following thirds feeling nicely balanced on each. Notice how your alignment changes very slightly from one...

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