Re: Fingering Technique

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Michele J on #88599

Too funny, Carl. No, I’m not “that” girl. 🙂 If I was, I would have contacted Julieanne by now for lessons! 🙂

Elizabeth and Alexander, I understand the benefit of placing for support in repetetive sections and I do it too, even if the book does not so indicate. Some of the etudes use a support finger, but I think their purpose is strengthening individual fingers.

This week I’m planning on addressing the support finger, and alternate fingering, depending on the piece, with my teacher. It is somewhat confusing for a beginner when there are contradictions between books, books and teacher, teacher and teacher. I do not want to ask “blind” questions and your responses have provided me with understanding I before I inquire.

This column is terrific resource and I’m glad I found it. Thanks again for your help!