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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. Documents Similar To Dohnanyi Erno Book Essential Finger Exercises. Alfred Cortot – Rational Principles Of Pianoforte Uploaded by. Daniela. Ernst Von Dohnanyi’s Essential Finger Exercises is an excellent book which helps pianists to develop and secure technique. (Z) en-GB.

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I’m still learning, and marvel at concert pianists trills and seeming ease over difficult passages. It depended on whether I was just asked to play on the spot, preparing for a recital, or a long period of practice.

Mark, Thanks for your reply. One thing I will say. Please Support Our Exericses. Czerny and Chopin balanced that.

My teacher did say I’m at early intermediate level. 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.

The fifth and sixth grade boys were less enthusiastic until one bragged he could do the grapevine step used extensively in Greek dances very fast, and proceeded to demonstrate.

They kept adding up, and 4 hours later I was upset and unable to play. As she got one hand then the next, separately. 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?

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Check out this forum on Piano World. Especially difficult peaces, which as a set from a composer like Chopin or Liszt, progress through areas of specific difficulty?

One American pianist from exfrcises past is well worth knowing: Maybe not for everyone? Learn how your comment data is processed. I thought I was pretty decent with the fingering until I started these.

What do you think about them? One day I “unlearned” Invention No. Please Pass It On! I still have to think for each dance, to the right or to the left? They’re not for beginners!

Up until a few years ago, I would have been at a loss, too, about the grapevine. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Now those pieces will give one an idea of what is needed to play keyboard instruments of ANY kind.

How to Practice the Piano: Doh! Dohnányi | ARHtistic License

How much have they helped you. If you like this post, please spread the joy! I spent my childhood working through the books of Schmitt and Hanon.

If You Tube had been around 40 years ago, maybe I would have been able to learn the basics of aerobics. My second teacher, years later, upon my mention of Hanon, reinforced that with “perhaps Czerny”, but Esercises heard of Dohnyani and upon purchase getting fxercises name and country right was told “these will make a man out of you!


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My teacher gave Dohnanyi to me last monthst 2 pages. If playing seriously e.

Hanon are good exercises – esp. My teacher who noticed just as I liano thinking this while working on Chopin, “some practices make your hands lock”. In front or behind first?

How to Practice the Piano: Doh! Dohnányi

Otherwise I wouldn’t be struggling with them so much. Piano wannaB, Quote My teacher gave Dohnanyi to me last monthst 2 pages. 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. This was fascinating to me – how does memory work? For instance, I was having problems with block chords getting all the notes to come down precisely together.

This will train your ears.