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#1 kdiamond

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 04:12 PM

I've been trying to figure out proper fingerings for inversions.  Especially the first inversion on white keys.  No disrespect to other students, but I don't want a blind leading the blind answer, I want an answer from Will.  Specifically, if I use a 1,2,5 fingering on the first inversion of Cmajor, will that cause a problem for me down the road?  That specific fingering is used on the F major and G major first inversions, but never on the C major that I can find.



#2 Jusca

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:55 AM

Will hasn't been active on the forum in 2 years.  I'm not trying to be funny but you may be waiting a while for a response that may never come.


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#3 alex_oryan

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:11 AM

For what it's worth I came here looking for the same answer, but you'll find it in Session 6. He uses 1 3 5 on the right hand for all the inversions. (Including F and G)

 

I've been using 1 2 5 also on my right hand as it's more confortable, I think other people do too since I had picked it up from Piano book on a prior attempt at learning and I've seen this fingering on the net.

 

I'm going to start getting used to his fingering though. Not only is it easier to pivot between C (2nd Inv) and F (1st Inv) but you'll notice that all that is required to get to Amin 1st inversion  from C is a move of the pinky rather than a change in hand position. Another thing is that if you are doing walking arppegios it seems easier if you don't have to switch hand positions and the left/right hand are more symmetrical in their fingering.

 

Anyway, I'm sure both are fine depending on circumstances. You could think of them as options rather than the "right way." Other people use 1 2 3 because it makes hitting a 7th chord easier, you can't hit "B" in CEGB if your using 1 2 5 in your C triad. If you look at WIll's hands flying around the Piano I think the difference in the long run will be pretty marginal if that's what you're used to.



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:24 AM

Will hasn't been active on the forum in 2 years.  I'm not trying to be funny but you may be waiting a while for a response that may never come.

 

Jusca, we are just pretty spoiled by the responsiveness of our instructor and the activity on our guitar forum, aren't we!?! :tunes: :biggrin1:


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:28 PM

In case anyone else is curious. I made it to session 9 and he recommends 1 - 2 - 5 fingering for the C major - G Inversion in let it be. So I'd say both positions are fair game.

 

I've been working with 1 - 3 - 5 and it's a bit of a stretch at first but I'm finding that it's significantly easier to move between inversions in C Major / A Minor. E.g. Move a pinky right to get A Minor, pivot two fingers over to get to D, move thumb left 1 to get to F, etc. I can see this being much quicker for some transitions but in the end I'm going to use both depending on the circumstances.






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