Originally posted by Jalapeņa:
I somehow doubt that most of today's students, when first learning scales, are faced with music that contains contorted fingerings that don't work. :rolleyes: God help 'em if they're expected to utilize fingerings that don't work! Let's use a little discretion here, please. :rolleyes:

Oh, no, no, no! When I said "you guys", I meant you, the pianists, playing Beethoven/Mozart/Haydn sonatas, not you, the teachers, teaching 10-year-olds Clementi sonatinas. I'd nevah want a young student to just go home and make up their own fingerings. Yikes.... I don't even want to think about the contortions that could lead to.