Fingering for B, F Sharp and C Sharp Major scales

Showing the coordination between the hands



B Major
RH 1 23 1 234 1 23 1 234 5
LH 4 32 1 432 1 32 1 432 1


F Sharp Major
RH 234 1 23 1 234 1 23 1 2
LH 432 1 32 1 432 1 32 1 2


C Sharp Major
RH 23 1 234 1 23 1 234 1 2
LH 32 1 432 1 32 1 432 1 2


As you can see, these scales all have the same coordination but start at different points in the sequence. The student is advised, whilst learning this coordination, to pause between each cell in the table and take time to recognise and prepare the fingering in the next. Note that, for convenience, the top and bottom notes sometimes vary from the sequence, simply to provide the nearest available finger.

This is the easiest coordination between the hands and it may be useful to note that any scale which reqires both speed and good coordination between the hands may be fingered this way.



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