2016-03-13

13Mar16: First 100 Mertel Preludes now posted. Also, posted a facsimile of the original. Starting at #72, Mertel introduces the double dot in his right-hand fingerings. A study of these fingerings is interesting in showing how the middle finger of the right hand is used. The middle finger appears always to be used on an accented beat, while the index finger (denoted by a single dot) is usually on an an unaccented beat, except when the forefinger is used for convenience in hitting a higher string next to a lower one, in which case it may appear on an accented beat.

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