Learning by reading notes not numbers

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Re: Learning by reading notes not numbers

Post by andrewwegierski » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:45 pm

Great suggestion! We'll definitely keep that in mind when adding to the Courses section of the app!
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Re: Learning by reading notes not numbers

Post by nicholasgrove » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:46 am

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Re: Learning by reading notes not numbers

Post by easyword » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:52 pm

A lot of sheet music with fingering on them do not show a finger number for each and every note throughout an entire song. The fingering is shown the first time a particular note is to be played, and then a number above or below that note appears again only if a change of hand position or fingering occurs in the middle of the song. I find this approach to be better not only because the written music looks cleaner, less cluttered, but also because it makes the finger numbers less than a crutch. I know I can turn the numbers off completely in PGS, but I find the method described above to be an ideal transition from seeing numbers above or below every single note and turning them off completely. Also, this is quite similar to the way key signatures work (for example, no need to write a sharp sign for every F# note on a song written in G Major).

Is this approach to fingering aids that I just described something that could be implemented in PGS?

--Juan.

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Re: Learning by reading notes not numbers

Post by andrewwegierski » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:59 pm

Juan,

I understand what you are describing. To be honest, no, that will probably not be implemented. Our current system is to put a finger number above every note, which is easiest for beginners to understand. I don't think this will change.

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Re: Learning by reading notes not numbers

Post by anielia » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:05 pm

A lot of sheet music is annotated with suggested fingerings by numbers, at least for the first time through a passage. So why would it be a problem to use the finger number clues as hints? You are reading the notes, and using the numbers to tell you when to change hand positions or move a thumb or finger over/under. Just my opinion.

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Re: Learning by reading notes not numbers

Post by Amos » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:07 pm

When I join PS in July, I heard there is a new version will come out later of this year! I'm happy with the current version, but also looking forward to see the new one! :)

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