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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Doing a few of these every day with some scales and fohnanyi and you will notice a definite improvement in your technique in rxercises order. Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: Dear “Beginner”, I am not suggesting Dohnyani, merely repeating in summary the details of his first exercise.

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Essential Finger Exercises

So I thank you for asking that poignant question, and graciously defer to the teachers out there, and maestros, for guiding aspiring performers in the best style possible. I think the clapping dance works better in cultures where that kind of dance is common. We are training the brain as we train our fingers, increasing our fine motor skills, enabling the necessary coordination between the mind and the fingers that translate the notes on the page into the desired sound.

I have just begun on this experience and find the challenge very direct as to the essential training to gain each finger’s flexibility and independence. Do you usually like this style of music? Everything else—even Czerny, is superfluous; it does not contain anything of essential importance which might not be acquired through finger-exercises, or by conscientious practicing of appropriate passages of pieces.


Why would you suggest something so impractical. But lke any powerful tool, used inappropriately is “potentially misguided and harmful”. How much have they helped you.

If playing seriously e. He told me to kind of stroke the key pulling towards me as I press. Check out this forum on Piano World. Bach inventions 2 part are often some of the earliest pieces given to help the left and right hands gain independence from each other fingdr a very difficult and important hurdle for beginners. I’m glad these aren’t considered beginner exercises since I’m ginger with them some what. So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet.

Third and fourth fingers are very weak, and this will really help strengthen them.

Don’t laugh, but on the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with the other hand Just on left hand LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one having some difficulty with these. But, I can see the benefit in finger strength and agility. The Indonesian dance has many patterns. They build the muscles in your hands. Kids would probably still learn it faster than senior citizens.

Is it a good teaching tool? Once you are strong enough to do them, you do a few every couple of days to maintain strength.

Too much time on this, would cause my hands to feel “narrow”, altering a free, wide range of arms like Chopin’s “Military Polonaise” or Nocturnes. I loved the density of these exercises, after enjoying Czerny and Hanon, but would be remiss suggesting them without a teacher. Bach is often the first music people try that has independent voices in the music, but that’s not necessarily the same as finger independence.


Originally Posted by floydthebarber Until a few weeks ago.

I don’t believe in building “finger strength” anyway. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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Also the exercises are short and to the point, so you have more time to learn actual repertoire. Help keep the forums up and running with a donationany amount is appreciated! Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Even scales use completely different fingerings in something exetcises scaley as Mozart. One thing I will say. Makes you feel like you have NO control over your hand.

Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi, Ernő)

Don’t worry, it will get easier. A particular passage in the Chopin c minor scherzo that gave me problems descending flourishes based on broken chords – awkward L hand part became noticeably easier. I have vague memories of trying the first few exercises and being totally incapable of playing them.

I’m a uni student currently completing a music degree, and they have been a huge help to me, I would highly recommend to anyone who is sick of wasting time with hanon and czerny. All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. Playing an instrument is also a physical task that involves harnessing brain impulses.