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Hey could any one tell me the fingering for the Bb scale two octaves? It's different than regular scales right?
Last edited in 2017-06-15 08:15

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  • CarolBlackburn
    CarolBlackburn

    A post above recommended a set of fingering for the left hand that I found to be very impractical. That fingering is probably only ever used in whole tone scales and I suggest this instead. The left hand should play with this fingering: 3(Bb)2(C)1(D)4(Eb)3(F)2(G)1(A)3(Bb) and continuing another octave from C: 2(C)1(D)4(Eb)3(F)2(G)1(A)3/2(Bb). Hope it helped a bit

    15th June, 2017

  • Kerry Mills
    Kerry Mills

    Thanks for all the information! I really appreciate it.

    15th June, 2017

  • BOBsmile
    BOBsmile

    In the key of Bb, there are 2 flats: Bb and Eb (black keys). The notes are Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb. Except for Bb and Eb, all other notes are played natural (white keys). Both of your thumbs are always number 1 and the pinkies are number 5. For the right hand (upward) is (2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4) and continuing into the next octave from C: (1 2 3 1 2 3 4). For the left hand (upward): (3 2 1 4 3 2 1 2) and continuing into the octave from C: (1 4 3 2 3 2). For descending scale, just reverse the fingerings. It is a little difficult because the left and right hand are starting at a different fingering. Practice to perfect the technique and slowly work up to speed. Make sure to practice playing in time with either a metronome or a rhythm track. Here

    15th June, 2017

  • thiagoblanco
    thiagoblanco

    Multi-octave scales require that you cross over at the end of the octave to get your first finger on the new first note...in the RH. It's a bit different in the LH. In the RH you will use fingers 1-2-3 for the first three notes, then cross over so finger 1 starts on the 4th. In a one octave scale this leaves the pinkee on the octave. If you want to keep going you have to cross over between the ring finger an thumb between the 7th and octave - that leaves you at the same configuration that you started at an octave lower. In the LH you play the first 5 notes of the scale with all 5 fingers. To continue on you still let your thumb play the octave then cross the ring finger to the 2nd (9th if you want to look at it that way) - and VIOLA! - your LH is in the same configuration as it was an octave lower. I can think how to do this - damned if I can actually do it well after 40 years! I guess I'm too busy actually playing tunes (poorly) to actually work on technique! Good luck!

    15th June, 2017

  • Grange Blues
    Grange Blues

    Oh and by the way is any one here trying out for the Aiken Music Festival?

    15th June, 2017

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