I'm a newbie on the forum, please to meet you!
I'm an adult teaching myself and I've been going for about three months so far. I'm working through a couple of study books one being 76 Graded Studies for the Flute book one.
I'm up to study 13 which has some fairly fast (for me) passages going through middle b,c, d,e, that sort of area. Up to now I've been using the basic fingering for these notes and I'm pretty clunky still with my note changes. I've seen that there's an alternative fingering for c (1--|123) which makes for a smother switch to D in these passages.
My question is, would a teacher expect me to persist with basic fingerings and use the exercise to gain facility with those or would they use this as an introduction to the alternative and I'm wasting my time with the basic in this particular case as no one would really use them in practise for this piece?