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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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My mantra: zero-base all fingerings when working out challenging spots.
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.
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.
What if a teacher selects one different piece each week--for 8 to 10 consecutive weeks--and asks the student during the lesson to plan and write in the fingering, and then to play the piece with that fingering?
Good fingering is at the heart of excellent piano playing.
With a transfer student, a teacher needs to be constant and consistent in emphasizing fingerings that enhance smooth hand shifts and crossings.
A: We wish students would understand that fingerings actually make the music easier to play.
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. Learning a quick-study piece during each lesson--usually a piece approximately three levels below the student's performance level--is another means of instilling strong practice skills in a student.
Avoid traditional legato octave fingerings (1-3, 1-4, 1-5), using 1-5 exclusively in conjunction with the pedal.
Choosing appropriate fingerings is extremely important.
In general, fingerings that utilize stronger fingers are more effective.