Grade 7 chromatic scales - finger pattern
Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:56
Posted 01 March 2020 - 14:40
Gosh, I had actually forgotten doing those for my Grade 7! I don't remember it being a problem, but it might have been the way I learnt them. Could you focus on just one for now, and really internalise the finger patterns before adding in a second pattern? Try it near the beginning of your practice session and again at the end - I used to find doing this helped me with scales a lot. Trying to learn four different finger patterns at once would confuse anyone. It was always the diminished 7ths that had me tearing my hair out!
Posted 03 March 2020 - 12:28
I like the ABRSM book of grade 6-8 scales and arpeggios, but I have a question about the 3-octave arpeggios.
On the way down the fingering is basically 4314, never 4312, and I wonder why.
The only thing I can think of is that they want to stress the slide on the first finger down to the next note it is going to play, i.e. the dominant, so the fingering is 43141, whereas 43123 onto the A string would give the first finger nothing immediately to do.
Does that make sense?
Posted 03 March 2020 - 21:17