Re: Chromatic Fingerings?
Posted by Not a WW on 11/9/2020, 2:31 pm, in reply to "Chromatic Fingerings?"
1. Your best bet is to sit down with a fingering chart AND a TRILL chart for an instrument. You can find all sorts of wonderful alternate fingerings for things when you can see what's acceptable for a trill. |
(I use the Foundations for Superior Performance fingering and trill charts. They're pretty good across the board)
As for understanding - use an alternate fingering when the standard fingering is impractical, impossible, or inconvenient. For example - playing a part on clarinet where you have a third space C followed immediately by a fourth space Eb - use left hand C if you don't have a fancy left-hand-Eb key on your clarinet. You don't want to "slide" unless you have no choice.