Music Glossary: fingering.

Similarly to articulations, fingering indications can be added to a note using a dash (‘-’) followed by the digit to be printed:

\relative { c''4-3 e-5 b-2 a-1 }

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Articulations and fingerings are usually placed automatically, but you can specify a direction by replacing the dash (‘-’) with ‘^’ (up) or ‘_’ (down). You can also use multiple articulations on the same note. However, in most cases it is best to let LilyPond determine the articulation directions.

\relative { c''4_-^1 d^. f^4_2-> e^-_+ }

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