In the provided RH and LH text fields, please enter a string--composed of the digits 1-5, parentheses, commas, and slashes--to convey your preferred fingerings. Spaces may also be entered to help keep fingerings organized. All other characters are disallowed by the system.
Your fingerings will be displayed on the score as you enter them. Your entries will be interpreted as follows:
- Typically, all black note heads (including grace notes) are assigned a single finger number. For many tasks, you only need to enter a string of digits.
- If ornamented, a series of finger numbers, enclosed in parentheses, may be assigned.
- An ornamented note may either be fully fingered in parentheses, or any repeated finger patterns may be omitted. For example, a trilled note may be annotated equivalently as (12121212121) or (121).
- A slash should be used to indicate fingering variations for repeated sections of music. For example, if the thumb and middle finger are used to begin the first time through a passage, but index and ring fingers the second time, it might look like this: 1/23/41234. Only one variation per note is allowed. No spaces are allowed within a slash sequence.
- All chord fingerings should be entered from low to high (left to right).
- A comma indicates that a different finger is used to release the key from the one that struck it. For example, if a note is struck with the ring finger and subsequently released the thumb, this note would be annotated like this: 4,1. No spaces are allowed within a comma sequence.
- All notes in a tied sequence must have a fingering assigned.
- Finger shifts or alternative fingerings within an ornamented note (slashes or commas within parentheses) are not allowed.
- You may only specify right hand (RH) fingerings for the upper staff and left hand (LH) fingerings for the lower.
Chord fingerings will appear above the notes to which they apply. As expected, the vertical ordering of the fingerings correspond to the vertical positions of the notes in the chord. Fingerings for grace notes will appear to the left. All other annotations will appear below the printed notes.
Note if you are annotating a score with multiple lines (e.g., Bach's "Invention No. 1"): Slurs that should carry over from one line to the next do not render on the second line. This is a current limitation of the fingering entry tool.