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Fingering query
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:50:25 PM »

I'm trying to learn a simple version of "The Origin of the World" as played here by Andy Cutting, and I'm a bit stuck on the descending patterns at 1.20.

For instance, with that second pattern at 1.23, descending F-D-Bb-F-D-Bb, I find that the right-hand fingering 5-4-2-5-4-2 fits neatly on the keyboard, but I'm not used to that kind of octave postion change. Using 5-4-2-4-3-2 seems to make it easier to find the notes, though it seems like a kind of illogical stretch. Or maybe I'm missing something here and the fingering is completely different. Any thoughts...?
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Re: Fingering query
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 10:20:52 PM »

This fingering by Paul Young seems sensible. I take it you are a thumb on the edge player? Because the thumb allows a pivot, for the little jump - something my piano teacher 40 years ago called an elan. It can be surprisingly reliable.
Good luck. I suspect I'm a few years away from being ready to play it myself.
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Re: Fingering query
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »

Be careful if you google the song title. Just saying.
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