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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Dohnanyi | Essential Finger Exercises (Piano)

Try dohnaniy trill with 3rd and 4th fingers. It’s not really about finger strength, if you want your fingers to be stronger go work at a pizza shop kneading dough. The only preparation for playing real pieces is to play real pieces. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. Dohnanyi’s famous technical exercises will teach any aspiring student control over individual fingers as well as other techniques like thirds, fourths, sixths, octaves and chords.

If you like this post, please spread the joy! Dohanyi think that is largely a misnomer. The same goes with the other finger combinations. Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. For those of you who are curious – try this. And the first one IS difficult. I still have to think for each dance, to the right or to the left? Kids dohbanyi probably still learn it faster than senior citizens. The first study was very different from anything I’d done.

We’d met in a music store and were talking about piano. Essential Finger Exercises Piano. Once you are strong enough to do them, you do a few every couple of days to maintain strength. AdminGlobal ModMod. Physically, as I’ve read, dlhnanyi tendons on the 3rd and 4th fingers are intertwined so you physically cannot get full independence with them anyway. A famous dancer asked what exercides hardest about dancing?

He told me to kind of stroke the key pulling towards me as I press.

Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi, Ernő)

Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano. But they aren’t intended to be progressive. Turn off the memory to some extentdohnaniy look at the music, and rebuild it.

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I thought I was pretty decent with the fingering until I started these. I personally think dohnannyi “finger strength” exercises actually gain finger strength by default, but what you are actually working is finger control more than anything?

I would recommend practicing hands separate ONLY for at least a couple weeks – probably longer. Boy, are they challenging.

New Topics – Multiple Forums. This also forced some rethinking but I found dobnanyi came naturally, like a perspective, and then made the whole fit better.

We need more to find how to coordinate our muscles instead of building our muscles. Imagine the first Bach you ever played X 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. The author, a Hungarian. If you read the preface, you’ll find they’re written for professionals to maintain technique.

My teacher gave my 12 which is all big chords in many different positions. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Please, focus on ” under supervision of a teacher ” and what others have written: Do you usually like this style of music? I used to teach elementary general music, and as a way to introduce music of other cultures and explore it more physically, I also taught my students folk exercisee.

Finger exercises are baloney.

Even though she patiently showed us the motions just a little at a time, and at a greatly reduced tempo, over and over again, we very experienced dancers had great difficulty executing the motions.

I don’t believe in building “finger strength” anyway. Learn how your comment data is processed. Hanon are good exercises exsrcises esp. The fifth and sixth grade boys were less enthusiastic until one bragged he could do dohnamyi grapevine step used extensively in Greek dances very fast, and proceeded to demonstrate.