285 • The pianist’s hand has six fingers

One, two, three and
three, four, five.

Frédéric François Chopin, 1810-1849

The assignment of more than one voice to one hand demands different applications for the two finger sets. A melodic line can be played legato applying arm weight with one set (usually upper part) and an accompanying figure can be played with fingers and/or wrist application with the second set. Essentially we should have a quartet of different instruments at our disposal.

See: 252 • Chromatic scales fingerings
See: 361 • Polydactyla

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