Just Updated: Scale & Arpeggio Fingering (2 Octaves) Reference Sheet

Some of you may remember the Scale & Arpeggio Fingering reference sheet I posted in December of 2010. About a month ago, a friendly reader made some very helpful suggestions for improvement, and so I spent quite a bit of time revising the printable. It’s called “Scale and Arpeggio Fingering for Piano (2 Octaves)” and you can find it on the Printables > Other Resources page.

I originally created this printable with my intermediate/advanced students in mind who are working on 2- and 4- octave scales/arpeggios and have trouble keeping all their fingerings straight in their head once they start getting them under their fingers. It’s nice to have a guide tucked inside the front cover of a book to refer to now and then!

The document contains three pages:

Page 1: Rules and tricks for remembering scale and arpeggio fingerings (as shown on the right).

Page 2: A listing of the fingerings for each Major and Harmonic Minor scale/arpeggio (2-octave) for piano.

Page 3: A continuation of page 2.

Of course, there are a few different ways to finger scales and arpeggios, so I’m sorry if the fingerings listed in this printable do not correspond with the ones you prefer to teach your students. These are the ones I like to use, and I thought I’d share it with anyone who might happen to find it useful.

If anyone else finds typos or inconsistencies, please let me know! I did my best to proof-read the fingerings, but it is certainly possible that I still may have missed something!

  Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings (2 Octaves) Reference Sheet (86.0 KiB, 88,683 hits)

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Joy Morin is a piano teacher in Perrysburg, Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted 24 June 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Glad you’re back! :) Can’t wait to check out your latest reference sheet. Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Pamela
    Posted 9 April 2013 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi Joy! Lovely website. I was wondering if you have a particular method book you like using for teen/adult beginners. I’ve been using this one: http://www.amazon.com/KP1B-Bastien-Beginning-Lessons-Technic/dp/0849773024
    but I’m not the biggest fan of the arrangements, and there are no duet parts for the teacher since I think it’s designed to be more of a “teach yourself piano” book. I’d appreciate any suggestions you might have!

    Thanks,
    Pamela

    • Posted 10 April 2013 at 12:08 am | Permalink

      The one I use the most is the Faber Piano Adventures book for adults. It has duets for the teacher, and I like the variety of pieces. You’ll have to check it out and see what you think!

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