Pianoman1 wrote:I have been told that PA fingering is different to piano fingering and that the thumb can and should be used on black notes where
appropriate. This is new to me what are the views of the forum on this
EMan wrote:[*On a PA, especially in the higher notes, it is often easier to go over the little finger, so you can for instance play C-D-E-F-G-Gis-A using 1-2-3-4-5-4-5 ]
On that string of notes, I would prefer 1-2-3-1-2-3-4.
I also have NP using the thumb on black keys. I might add however, that is usually when playing a chord. When playing a run, chromatic, scale, etc, I don't think I have ever used the thumb on a black key.
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