Re: Fingering Technique

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Michele J on #88594

Thank you all for your valued responses to my question.

Carl, the thought of three octaves right now renders me speechless and my fingers immobile. 🙂

The exact problem, which I should have specified in my initial post is this:

My teacher has told me to always use a support finger. One of my books specifically addresses this question and says, “No,” unless that string is to be played. That simple Q&A was a revelation for me, and I find it much easier to work the material with the latter in mind.

I am following the practice techniques and fingering of the etudes to the letter of the law, so to speak, as I realize I am not in a position to modify tried and true technique exercises.

However, forcing a support finger where I find it uncomfortable and unnecessary is causing a problem, specifically with buzzing, as it’s difficult for me to get out of my own way. That’s what I meant by fingering. I will discuss this with my teacher at my next lesson now that I know there is more than one acceptabe method.

Thanks again for your help.