More Kapustin Fingering

Here’s another excerpt from Kapustin:

Kapustin Fingering Excerpt 2

I was working on this RH figure for a while (tempo is quarter = 60, so it goes by really fast). I decided that it’s easiest to play 1234, and then finger the chord 1345. It seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it?

I was originally playing the first four notes 2123 or 3123 which readies my pinky for the ‘C’ at the top of the chord, but the thumb cross is too slow for such a fast figure.

But strangely enough, when I use 1234, my hand is quicker at crossing my third finger over my fourth, and lifting up my fourth finger and playing ‘A’ (two notes away!) Maybe it’s momentum. I think it’s just deceptively simple!

Try it!

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