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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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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.
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.
Good fingering is at the heart of excellent piano playing.
With many transfer students, working on technique and technical patterns to learn fingerings for common scales with crossings, arpeggios and basic etudes consisting of broken chords and other frequently used technical patterns can help solidify the patterns in the hand.
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.
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.
In general, fingerings that utilize stronger fingers are more effective.