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Darjness
06-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Where can I find an explanation of fingering for sharp and flat major / minor chords? ( e.g., scales on a sheet with the fingering numbers on top of the notes ).

Malcolm
06-11-2008, 11:52 PM
You mentioned chords and scales. Here is where you will find the fingering for chords.
http://www.looknohands.com/chordhouse/piano/

And here is where you will find fingering for scales:
http://www.cmmusicschool.org/pdfs/fingering.pdf

Page 3 will give you what you are looking for. The rest of the paper is probably more information than you will ever need.

Thumb on both hands will be 1, index is 2, middle is 3, ring is 4 and little finger is 5.

Understand this is the generic fingering for the scale I do not think you will find a chart showing the fingering over a note name. You will just have to figure out the note name for yourself.

Fingering for the C Major scale right hand - 123 12345 left hand 54321 321
Right hand does 1 2 3 then the thumb crosses under to grab the F note 12345
left hand 54321 then crosses over with the middle finger to get the 321

Now the F Major has a black key and its fingering is different than C Major.
Here you do a 1234 1234 with the right hand, i.e. a 1234 catching the Bb with the 4 finger and then cross under with the thumb to finish with 1234.

Normally the thumb will cross under.
Normally the middle will cross over.

Look at page 3 for the other scale fingerings.

Here is a generic two octave Major scale fingering:
right hand 123 1234 123 12345 come back 4321 321 4321 321
left hand 54321 321 4321 321 come back 23 1234 123 12345

Good luck.

Malcolm

Darjness
06-12-2008, 01:57 PM
This is exactly what I was looking for. Sorry that I mentioned chords, I was just looking for scales. It is not necessary that I have a sheet with the fingering numbers on top of the notes, that I could make myself with the use of this.