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fingering

1. the technique or art of using one's fingers in playing a musical instrument, esp the piano
2. the numerals in a musical part indicating this
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Granet had approached the dark mahogany sideboard and was fingering some bottles.
When I saw him fingering my Ruskins and Stevensons, I seemed to see life straight real, and it isn't a pretty sight.
Blessed is the name of our God, from the beginning, is now, and ever shall be," the little old priest answered in a submissive, piping voice, still fingering something at the lectern.
Shelby, hurriedly and abstractedly fingering her gold watch,--"I haven't any jewelry of any amount," she added, thoughtfully; "but would not this watch do something?
As she spoke, she was quietly fingering a revolver which Adam had given to her in case of emergency and which now lay in her breast.
Not by a damned sight," replied Snipes, fingering the butt of his revolver nervously.
Well, my dear fellow, tomorrow we are off at last," said Prince Vasili one day, closing his eyes and fingering Pierre's elbow, speaking as if he were saying something which had long since been agreed upon and could not now be altered.
In spite of the omitted fingerings, a good teacher can arrange this work into a beautiful violin solo.
Contract awarded for Administrative Fingerings Compin Conce Solic 235
My own experience suggests that it will be best used with supervision, at least until the teacher is confident the student is matching pitches, getting a good sound, playing on time, and using the right fingerings, posture, etc.
Severe fingerings can lead to significant reductions in part stiffness.
If there is to be a new performance edition of Chopin's works, it ought to respond to a specific need, and to offer some improvement over previous editions: improved fingerings and editorial apparatus, better readability, perhaps a deeper-context approach to variants.