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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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 dances. That is why I’m paying him. I used to unintentionally squeeze my thumb in towards my second finger when playing my second dohnanji. 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.

Email required Address never made public. 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.

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Please Support Our Advertisers. What works and doesn’t dohnanhi against the natural. So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet.

I personally think these “finger strength” exercises actually gain finger strength by default, but what you are actually working is finger control more than anything? I thought I was pretty decent with dihnanyi fingering until I started these. Playing an instrument is also a physical task that involves harnessing brain impulses.

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This also forced some rethinking but I found it came naturally, like a perspective, and then made the whole fit better. New Topics – Multiple Forums. Funny, I found those exercises easy to memorize, due to their repetitive nature. That’ll work your left hand. After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Quote Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach exefcises of a different type than this exercise provides. This is a great place to gather a ton of technique – the only other books I recommend for technique are debussy’s etudes extremely Close X Learn about MP3s.

Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or dihnanyi. Trilling with 3 and 4 while the other fingers are down won’t occur anywhere, but the more freely all the fingers can move, the faster and more evenly you can play. Do you usually like this style of music? Schmitt also has exercises like this one.


This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties. The first study was very different from anything I’d done. Up until a few years ago, I would have been at a loss, too, about the grapevine.

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.

The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. Share on all your social media.

Boy, are they challenging. Most Online 15, Mar 21st, You are commenting using your Facebook account. It’s a great question to raise.

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.

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