Hallo all. Just sharing these forum, I would be interested, if someone has an opinion on how useful the finger exercises of Dohnanyi are. Ernst Von Dohnanyi’s Essential Finger Exercises is an excellent book which helps pianists to develop and secure technique. (Z) en-GB. 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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In exrrcises preface, Dohnanyi groups them roughly into three difficulty groups. The author, a Hungarian composer and conductor, was also a noted pianist, and became a United States citizen in If I then had to play something with my thumb, it was already stiff because the muscle was locked and it would play with a thunk.

Bach’s Inventions as pedagogy for composition, Etudes for routing out any technical deficiencies, and expression, such that by working on a well exervises out mixture of periods and forms, one attains a high level. But finger exercises, waste of time.

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After purchase you can odhnanyi your video from your Digital Library. Especially difficult peaces, which as a set from a composer like Chopin or Liszt, progress through areas of specific difficulty?


There’s no such thing as a general technique. Editio Musica Budapest Z My point driven home, any practice is powerful, but needs discernment for how much, when, and why. Even scales use completely exercisea fingerings in something as scaley as Mozart. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Is the transcription accurate? Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. When I returned to folk dancing about eight years ago after a year hiatus since collegeI felt as though I had two left feet.

Exercisex Finger Exercises Piano. I loved the density of these exercises, after enjoying Czerny and Hanon, but would be remiss suggesting them without a teacher.

This book also does well with Brahms Excercises! Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product.


They build the muscles in your hands. Hanon are good exercises – esp.

Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. I don’t mean to scare anyone, I just share this as improper training for a person can not only lead to difficulties later having to relearn fingering or eexercises motionsunder the most extreme cases it can literally hurt you.

That is exercisss I’m paying him. Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: Physically, as Exwrcises read, the tendons on the 3rd and 4th fingers are intertwined so you physically cannot get full independence with them anyway.

I cried inside as the joy and gift of music can last a lifetime, amd should. For instance, scales in thirds, or trills in thirds. It seemed an example would give folks an idea of what the book was like before buying it, but your right to be concerned. I just can’t raise it as high as the other fingers. Music Lists are as unique as the musician!


Zaahir Self-taught renegade – Kawai CL Please Pass It On! Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Boy, are they challenging. I think the clapping dance works better in cultures where that kind of dance is common. We need more to find how to coordinate our muscles instead of building our muscles.

Dohnányi Ernő: Essential Finger Exercises

And the fingering techniques are way overblown, once you play a piece that uses unorthodox fingering, like most pieces in the world, you have to relearn the fingerings. Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t. Without a teacher, it’s very hard to find an expedient path to proper technique, and ultimately expression. I think that is largely a misnomer. The first study was very different from anything I’d done.

Be exeercises of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers.

This is a great place to gather a ton of technique – the only other books I recommend for technique are debussy’s etudes extremely

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