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Row-based CBA (C-system) fingering 'cheat sheet' for scales - comparing different tutors/method books

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Hi all, I've put together a little CBA (C-system/C-griff) scales 'cheat sheet' for myself (since I'm kinda lazy). I thought it might be helpful to other CBA beginners out there...

I've organized the treble button board fingerings for major/minor scales by button row (#1, 2, 3) and method book/author. I also included suggested fingerings for the chromatic scale (which also vary by method book). All fingerings are based on the 3 method books I have access to: L.O. Anzaghi, Lucien & Richard Galliano, and Gorka Hermosa.

I know there are many CBA fingering indications out there for scales - including spontaneous & home-grown ones or those recommended by teachers. And I'm also aware of the philosophy that the best fingering is often that one that gets it done, etc. Whatever works for each musician!

But it was interesting to see the variations among these 3 tutors/method books. As a newbie, I'm curious about how various tutors/method books present CBA fingerings for technical exercises (scales, arpeggios, chords, etc).

If you see any typos in the 'cheat sheet' or have questions, please let me know. Also - if you've seen CBA (C-griff) scale fingerings published in other tutors/instruction books, and are up for sharing them, contact me and I'll add/cite them. Thanks!

EDITS - Nov. 27 -noted the suggested fingering indications in cheat sheet are for C-system/C-griff chromatic button accordions.
Dec. 3 - added fingerings from Cambieri et al.
 

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Hi all, I've put together a little CBA scales 'cheat sheet' for myself (since I'm kinda lazy). I thought it might be helpful to other CBA beginners out there...

I've organized the treble button board fingerings for major/minor scales by row (#1, 2, 3) and method book/author. I also included suggested fingerings for the chromatic scale. All fingerings are based on the 3 method books I have access to: L.O. Anzaghi, Lucian & Richard Galliano, and Gorka Hermosa.

I know there are many CBA fingering options out there for scales - including spontaneous & home-grown ones or those recommended by teachers. It was interesting to see the variations even among just 3 tutors/method books. And I'm also aware of the philosophy that the best fingering is often that one that gets it done, etc. But as a newbie, I'm curious about how various tutors/method books present CBA fingerings for technical exercises (scales, arpeggios, chords, etc).

If you see any typos or have questions or different scale fingerings from other tutors/method books, let me know and I'll add/cite them. Thanks! Sean
Those are for the C griff.
 

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This sounds like exactly what I need but I'm unable to download the attachment. Is it a pdf?
 

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This sounds like exactly what I need but I'm unable to download the attachment. Is it a pdf?
Hey there, I've attached the chart here as an image - hope it's helpful!

If anybody sees errors/typos or more to include, let me know and I'll revise the table. Probably also going to add arpeggios as I progress..

CBA-fingerings-comparison-12-3-21.png
 
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