I know its been a couple weeks now since my last post, so lemme start by saying sorry for anyone out there who has read the first post and was waiting on a second one (probably not many since I just started this site, but what the hell..).
I was on vacation the day after I wrote the first post – I went to Minneapolis and it was dope.
I’m from Canada so I spent a hell of a lot of money there. Anyways, when I got back I had to catch up on some work and other projects (Im a producer/artist and my day job is in online marketing). Anyways – nuff of that.
I’ve been practicing a bit, but I need to do more. Last post I said I would start with the C major scale, and I did. I’ve already memorized the C major scale, but never knew the proper fingering for the left hand. And there’s some other stuff I want to do involving the number system (we’ll get to that in the future), so I might as well start.
The C Major Scale
If you don’t know how to form scales yet click here to learn piano scales.
If you’re lazy, here’s the C Major scale
C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
(For real though – don’t be lazy, learn how to build the scale, everything’s easier that way.)
In case you forgot, here’s the piano finger positions for C-major:
Right Hand Piano Fingering
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (If you don’t know what these numbers mean see my first post)
Here’s what this all boils down to:
- C – Thumb (Finger 1)
- D – Index Finger (Finger 2)
- E – Middle Finger (Finger 3)
- F – Thumb (Finger 1)
- G – Index Finger (Finger 2)
- A – Middle Finger (Finger 3)
- B – Ring Finger (Finger 4)
C – Pinky (Finger 5)
Here’s a demo of it so you can visualize it better:
Left Hand Piano Fingering
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1
Here’s what this means:
- C – Pinky (Finger 5)
- D – Ring (Finger 4)
- E – Middle (Finger 3)
- F – Index (Finger 2)
- G – Thumb (Finger 1)
- A – Middle (Finger 3)
- B – Index (Finger 2)
- C – Thumb (Finger 1)
So in this one you have to cross your middle finger over your thumb to get to the A and then finish off.
Here’s a video:
Now it’s time to practice this scale. Over and over and over and over and over and over again. Until you have the C major scale and the proper piano fingering memorized. I’ve been practicing this scale this week and nothing else. I’m going to keep practicing this scale this week, and I’ll be back in a day or so with more about my practice technique.
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