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 Kinky Fingering Problem
Author: CarlT 
Date:   2010-10-13 02:57

If I play a series of 1/16th notes starting with:

1st space F#, slur to 2nd line G,
tongue 3rd line B, slur to 3rd space C,
tongue 4th line D#, slur to 4th space E,

would you advise using alternate (right pinky) B and alternate (left pinky) C, or would you use (normal) left pinky B and right pinky C before D#???

I know my Rubank method book says when going from C to D# to use alternate C, and I normally can do that, but it's that darned B that I can't handle.

I'm pretty sure the answer from most of you would be to use the alternate fingerings. I also know I should learn them all, but for me, repeating these fingerings over and over again (at least for the above notes), it's still very hard to get a good response from the B-to-C-to-D#, as my right pinky feels soooo out of place. My right pinky seems much too long to get that alternate B. Conversely, I can use normal fingering and can hardly notice any problem.

I wouldn't be too surprised if some of you more advanced players might "cheat" and use normal fingering on this one...what about it?

Okay, I'll duck and wait for a barage of "suck it up and learn the alternates".


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