Fingering for B and F Major and Minor, and B Flat and E Flat Minor scales

Showing the coordination between the hands



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


F Major and Minor
RH 1 234 1 23 1 234 1 23 4
LH 5 432 1 32 1 432 1 32 1


Students often experience difficulty in learning the F Major coordination, but this is because they try to associate it with the C Major style of coordination. If it is learned along with B Major — which it more closely resembles — there should be no difficulty.


B Flat Minor
RH 2 1 23 1 234 1 23 1 234
LH 2 1 32 1 432 1 32 1 432


E Flat Minor
RH 2 1 234 1 23 1 234 1 23
LH 2 1 432 1 32 1 432 1 32


As you can see, these scales all have the same coordination as B Major, 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, as previously mentioned, 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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