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# What is the fingering for an E-flat major contrary motion scale?

Question #57397. Asked by nyusha141200. (May 28 05 11:27 AM)

Arpeggionist

Same as it is for Eb major in any other form, starting at Eb and going up (on the piano): 2-1-2-3-4-1-2-3. For voilin fingering it's best to ask a fiddler.

 May 28 05, 2:27 PM
gmackematix

Isn't a contrary motion scale played with both hands going in opposite directions? If so then if one hand is going up the piano then surely the other is coming down, or am I wrong about this?

 May 28 05, 7:59 PM
Arpeggionist

Left hand (starting at Eb): 2-1-2-3-4-1-2-3, identical to the right hand fingering on the piano.

 May 28 05, 11:41 PM
gmackematix

So how is it "contrary motion"?

 May 29 05, 7:56 AM
Arpeggionist

Right hand plays the scale going up while the left hand plays the scale going down - the two hands move in opposite directions, hence contrary motion.

 May 29 05, 1:16 PM

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