Advice about Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi). «on: June 16, , 16 PM». Hi. I am trying a more solid base to be able to improve. I had teachers. Documents Similar To Dohnanyi Fingers Exercises 1. Dohnanyi Fingers Exercises 2. Uploaded by. Tan Chee Sheng · Chopin – Prelude in E Minor (Op 28 No 4). My new teacher just gave me the first page of “Dohnanyi’s Essential Finger Exercises”. Boy, are they challenging. Of course, I like a challenge.

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Thanks, Mark, for your clarification. Too ecercises time on this, would cause my hands to feel “narrow”, altering a free, wide range of arms like Chopin’s “Military Polonaise” or Nocturnes.

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And the first one IS difficult. I would guess they get harder as go? As she got one hand then the next, separately. He only gave me the first page.

Physically, as I’ve read, the tendons on the 3rd and 4th fingers are intertwined so you physically cannot get full independence with them anyway. Miss Mary Mack has one pattern repeated over and over, perfect for children.

I am a music teacher. You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. We need more to find how to coordinate our muscles instead of building our muscles.

But, I can see the benefit in finger strength and agility. Finger exercises are baloney. Do exercises help with memory?


Dohnnanyi realized after a few days I’d simply reinforced errors, forcing a piece I’d known for 10 years to be learned as though from scratch. Doing a few of these every day with some scales and arpeggios and you will notice a definite improvement in your technique in short order. Editio Musica Dognanyi Z The author, a Hungarian composer and conductor, was also a noted pianist, and became a United States citizen in To create a music list, please sign in.

This also forced some rethinking but I found it came naturally, like a perspective, and then made the whole fit better.

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My point driven home, any practice is powerful, but needs discernment for how much, when, and why. This was fascinating to me – how does memory work? Close X Learn about MP3s. Hmm, exsrcises for continuing to post on a thread that started inI hope we will be spared by those that reign terror for such atrocities! Bach’s Inventions as pedagogy for composition, Etudes for routing out any technical deficiencies, and expression, such that by working on a well thought out mixture of periods and forms, one attains a high level.

Essential Finger Exercises

Are you a beginner who started fiinger last month? She had so aspired to concert level, and as I asked, politely, what her scars were from on right forearm, was stunned to dihnanyi she’d had a nerve removed after it was “irreversibly damaged” by 3 hours a day of exercising the weak fingers. Hanon are your knee pushups. Dohnanyi Essential Finger Exercises [ Re: Bach inventions present more mental problems than physical ones, as evidenced by the fact that the difficulty comes when the two parts are combined, but not when played separately.


If someone finds it hard to move fingers, it’s because there is resistance somewhere in the mechanism that prevents the fingers from moving easily. I have worked on a few of these. The inventions are very useful as well. I agree with three voices exeecises gets into issues of same hand finger independence, but still it is often not the physical obstacles that make it difficult but just trying to keep in mind what finget finger is supposed to be doing more things to do and think about at once.

He did agree that Hanon and Czerny are not worth too much.

Czerny and Chopin balanced that. Most Online 15, Mar 21st, I was happy to discover that other pianists find this book challenging. Kids would probably still learn it faster than senior citizens.

The big ‘pro’ of these exercises is that they don’t Email required Address never made public. Easily share your music lists with friends, ffinger, and the world.