here's something that bothers me occasionally.  i've got medium to large hands, and not particularly fat fingers but when i try to play the white keys near the top, unless i turn them sideways a bit, there's a fair amount of friction against the black keys.

for example, on page 24 of tim richard's "exploring jazz piano", on the 4th bar of "coincidence calypso" the left hand run down using the suggested fingering is a bit of jam, i.e. play b, a, g, f# in the left hand with 2, 3, 4, 5.

now there are many guys with bigger hands than mine; surely this kind of playing is a problem for them?  even for me, i find it annoying, and wonder whether i ought to do it some other way.

anyone else have this issue or any thoughts about it?
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interesting question dr. g.

i've not seen the book or passage, but my immediate question would be; why not 1234?

i think dr. richards hangs out here a bit...perhaps he could elaborate?
dr whack: the answer to your immediate question is "because the 1 (thumb) just hit the c#". (which is also why you are stuck at the top of the white notes, between the black).
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