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1. tv. to point someone out; to identify someone (as having done something, been somewhere, etc.). Pete fingered Marty as being the one who arrived first.
2. n. someone who identifies criminals for the police; a police informer. (Underworld.) Taylor has become a finger for the cops.
3. n. an amount of liquor poured into a glass equal to the width of a finger. Britney said she only drank one finger, but the glass was five inches in diameter!
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Teaching solid reading skills, just as in teaching accuracy in fingering, requires many successive weekly repetitions before these are developed into skills and habits.
Q: I have transfer students who consistently ignore fingerings I write in the score.
A student who will not finger carefully probably does not practice well in many areas, although the problems may seem most obvious in the fingerings.
The Art of Piano Fingering, Traditional, Advanced and Innovative (e-book), by Rami Bar-Niv.
When troubleshooting the cause of roughness in a section, before concluding that something in my physical approach must be adjusted, I first assume there's an easier fingering.
I still consider the published fingering, but now, hopefully, it auditions on a level playing field alongside a host of others.
Frankly, I have been absolutely aghast when seeing the cockamamie fingerings I enslaved myself with in past times and, in many cases, these were totally my own concoctions.
Perhaps your student may need to do this with one line of music only in the beginning to see groupings and along with this, practice five-finger patterns to increase finger strength and dexterity, and practice scales and arpeggios to learn traditional patterns and fingering models to work on.
So many decisions needed to be made and so many difficulties mastered that the sheer complexity of what he was trying to do meant that he could not master the fingering issues.
With beginning students, strong fingering practices can be established through the study of five-finger patterns first (seeing the logic of a five-note hand position), and later through the study of scales, arpeggios and broken chords.
Grouping Fingers and Keys: A Visual Approach to Fingering Scales and Arpeggios, by Rosalie Gregory.
This book appears to be written by a piano teacher who has seen students struggle with the theoretical concepts of scale fingering and has struggled herself to find ways to make it easier for them.
Following the introductory material to each type of scale, the greater part of the book consists of pages with the notated scale or arpeggio (on facing pages), keyboard diagrams with the fingering written on them in colors and hand/color illustrations.
He found that small-handed players preferred the fingering that used smaller hand spans represented in Example 2b, even though more frequent shifts were required.
Avoid traditional legato octave fingerings (1-3, 1-4, 1-5), using 1-5 exclusively in conjunction with the pedal.