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Re: CBA major scale fingering

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:29 pm
by mitchnc
Thanks, Dan...I'm working on that rotation.

George...thanks. Those videos are amazing. Pretty cool that there are videos from his childhood on up to recent.

Acon...you DO love that thumb!
It just occurred to me last night that I need to learn different scale patterns for rows 2 and 3.
I think I'm making good progress for just a few days, but the side of my thumb is pretty raw. I've been practicing about 5 hours/day.

Re: CBA major scale fingering

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:26 pm
by TomBR
I'm certainly not criticising Acon's fingering (wouldn't want to, and wouldn't dare to given the video he posted a little while back!) but I'm wary of getting to rely on the thumb too much on the outer row, and try to make sure that other fingers share the load.

Re: CBA major scale fingering

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:12 pm
by george garside
I would argue that it is beneficial to use the thumb fairly frequently so as to keep it 'in training' rather than limiting it to just occasional or none usage. For what its worth the thumb is has a much better sideways range of movement than any of the fingers anad there are occasions when that can be very handy.

george

Re: CBA major scale fingering

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:04 am
by TomBR
george garside wrote:I would argue that it is beneficial to use the thumb fairly frequently so as to keep it 'in training' rather than limiting it to just occasional or none usage. For what its worth the thumb is has a much better sideways range of movement than any of the fingers anad there are occasions when that can be very handy.

george


Can't disagree with that George!
There's also the factor that those who've grown up with smartphones and game controllers may have the most agile thumbs in human history - "homo pollex agilus!" or something! :D