Re: Re: Fingering Technique

Participant
Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #88597

The only time I use a “support” finger is in orchestra passages where you have to repeat, ad nauseum, the same note many times. In this way, you can keep your eye on the conductor. An example is the beginning of “Danse Macabre”, with the twelve strokes of midnight. You can use a finger to dampen the previous note, as in “isolated sounds”, but when you’re just playing normally, no, you don’t use “support” fingers.