German fingering

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of German fingering was in 1853

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“German fingering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/German%20fingering. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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