German fingering


Definition of German fingering

: marking of piano music that indicates the thumb by the numeral 1 and the other fingers by the numerals 2, 3, 4, and 5 starting with the index finger

called also Continental fingering

— compare english fingering

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First Known Use of German fingering

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“German fingering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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