Finger Exercise No 5 | Piano Jump Start

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To play this exercise we're basically going to use just two fingers. The thumb will play the majority of the white keys, while the long finger will play all of the black keys.

Start by playing the note B with your thumb, finger number one, in the right hand.

Next use finger three to play the first black key directly to its left. Then the thumb plays the note A, finger three plays the next black key, the thumb plays the note G, and finger three plays the next black key.

Okay, here is where it changes a bit. Instead of playing the note F with your thumb, use finger number two, your pointer finger. This leaves the thumb available to play the next note, E, where we can then jump back into the pattern. Play the index finger again this time on the note C. And finish with the thumb, finger one, on B.

When going back in the opposite direction follow this same pattern - finger three on the black keys, finger one on the white keys except for the notes C and F which will be played with finger two.

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Playing this exercise with the left hand is the same basic idea - finger three on the black keys, finger one on the white - except now we're going to use the index finger, finger number two, to play the notes E and B.

Begin by playing the note B with your index finger, finger number two. Start the pattern with finger three on the black keys and continue following the pattern until you reach the note E.

Then continue on with the pattern until reaching the note B again with finger two.

Finger Exercise No 5 | Practice Video