248 • Diatonic thirds scales fingerings

The old school:
1/3 2/4 . 1/3 2/4 . 1/3 2/4 . 1/3 etc.

The new school:
1/3 2/4 3/5 . 1/3 2/4 . 1/3 2/4 etc.

The excellent:
C/E 1/2 1/3 2/4 3/5 . 1/3 2/4 3/5 c/e etc.
(This fingering offers a very elegant return:
C/E 1/2 1/3 2/4 3/5 . 1/2(!) 1/3 2/4 3/5 on c/e and back.)

The crazy:
C/E 1/2 1/3 2/4 3/5 4/5 . 1/3 2/4 c/e etc.

In polydactyla passages such as thirds scales it is very helpful to practice (and play) the upper (leading) voice legato and the lower voice non legato.

See: 285 • The pianist’s hand has six fingers


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