|Author||Topic: Keyboard/Proper Finger Placement|
|posted: 1/4/2008 at 3:13:18 PM ET|
I played many treble clef instruments when I was young so I have a basic understanding of music but.......
I got a keyboard for Christmas. I have found many materials (some good, some not so) for learning but they seem to lack information about proper finger placement.
When playing The C Major scale, I play C with finger1, D finger2, E finger 3, F finger1, G finger 2, A finger3, B finger4, C finger5.
That works great, but I haven't figured out how to apply that to playing in general.
Is there a basic rule of thumb for finger placement?
Any help much appreciated!!
Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. - Cat Stevens
|posted: 1/4/2008 at 3:58:10 PM ET|
Welcome to the forum.
If you can, you should find a good teacher to help you. In the end you will progress a little faster.
Keep in touch and let us know how it goes.
|posted: 1/5/2008 at 11:20:30 AM ET|
When playing real music there is no set finger placement. Within music their are scale passages and that is where this fingering comes in handy. For more information on fingering, the book that I use with my piano students is scales chords and arpeggios by Bastien. Hope this helps!
|posted: 1/8/2008 at 1:57:21 PM ET|
Thank you both for the information. It was much appreciated!
"Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe." - Cat Stevens