The Musicarta Scale Fingering Groups pages explain in a methodical how the scales at the keyboard are fingered. Start with Group One and work through the series consistently to build a reliable 'bird's-eye view', as per the Scale Fingering Group diagram below.
Group Four is a left hand fingering group covering flat keys B flat, E flat, A flat and D flat.
(To play further, LH3 comes over to start the next octave.)
Here are the key signatures for the Group Four scales/keys.
Watch the video straight through to see how the Group Four fingering works, then play the scales one at a time.
Notice that you always use 'convenience fingering' (LH2) to complete the octave, instead of the carry-on finger LH3.
Two flats: B flat and E flat. The new accidental in the key signature always governs the fourth scale degree.
Note: LH2 on the upper B flat is a convenience finger - substitute for LH3.
Three flats: E flat (the tonic), B flat (carried over), and A flat (on the fourth).
The LH2 on the upper E flat is a convenience finger - substitute for LH3.
Four flats: A flat (the tonic), B and E flats (carried over), and new D flat (on the fourth). Remember - right hand only.
Note: The LH2 on the upper A flat is a convenience finger - substitute for LH3.
Five flats: D flat (the tonic), B flat, E flat and a flat (carried over), and new G flat (on the fourth). Remember - left hand only.
The LH2 on the upper D flat is a convenience finger - substitute for LH3.
Now go on to learn the Group Five scales.
Scale Practice Patterns (SPPs)
Scale-tone practice patterns
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