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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However, I think these do help with finger independence. My second teacher, years later, upon my mention of Hanon, reinforced that with “perhaps Czerny”, but I’d heard of Dohnyani and upon purchase getting his name and country right was told “these will make a man out of you! I think “Essential” is just a weak translation from the original Hungarian or whatever. Physically, as I’ve read, the tendons on the 3rd and 4th fingers are intertwined fxercises you physically cannot get full independence with them anyway.
As a student, I feel I must put my trust in my teacher. My teacher who noticed just as I was thinking this while working on Chopin, “some practices make your hands lock”. Once you are strong enough to do them, you do a few every couple of days to maintain strength. Doing pkano few of these every day with some scales and arpeggios and you will notice a definite improvement in your technique in short order.
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Making you use very weak muscles that you didn’t even know you had and probably don’t have good control over. Exerciss Posted by floydthebarber One day I “unlearned” Invention No.
Maybe not for everyone? Try a trill with 3rd and 4th fingers. 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. I don’t mean to scare anyone, I just share this as improper training for a person dohnanyl not only lead to difficulties later having to relearn fingering or fine doynanyiunder the most extreme cases it can literally hurt you.
My teacher feels these will help my sense plano touch also. He told me to kind of stroke the key pulling towards me as I press.
Mikester, I know from reading these forums that most execises are not highly regarded. Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano.
One thing I will say.
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. So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet. New Topics – Multiple Forums.
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I disagree that Czerny and Hanon are time wasters. But lke any exerciises tool, used inappropriately is “potentially misguided and harmful”.
You are commenting using your WordPress. Why would you suggest something so impractical. I was happy to discover that other pianists find this book challenging. It’s not really about finger strength, if you want your fingers to be stronger go work at a pizza shop kneading dough. They’re not for beginners!
I loved the density of these exercises, after enjoying Czerny and Hanon, but would be remiss suggesting them without a teacher.
Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi, Ernő)
If so, do you find them difficult? Also, there is a piwno of talk in the other posts about gaining finger strength through these exercises. Funny, I found those exercises easy to memorize, due to their repetitive nature. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here What do you think about them?
That’ll work your left exerciwes. One American pianist from the past is well worth knowing: Email required Address never made public.
How much have they helped you.