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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Why would you suggest something so impractical. He only gave me the first page. After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library.

I agree that many technical exercises at best ineffecient, but I think these are very focussed. You may also enter a personal message.

Hanon are your knee pushups. Imagine the first Bach you ever played X Not deterred, she recovered, and harmed a second nerve, incurring another surgery and eventually not being able to play. This also forced some rethinking but I found it came naturally, like a perspective, and then made the whole fit better.

However, this book is cumbersome because of the multitude of exercises that help bring this dream to a reality. Like Liked by 1 person. Essential Finger Exercises Piano. I spent my childhood working through the books of Schmitt and Hanon.


We’ll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. When I returned to folk dancing about eight years ago after a year hiatus since collegeI felt as though I had two left feet.

I am a music teacher. I don’t believe in building “finger strength” anyway. They are very demanding of the fingers, and should only be practiced over short periods of time.

When we struggle to learn a challenging piano exercise, we are literally exercising the portions of the brain that transmit instructions to the specific muscles whose actions are required. Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano. It’s a great question to raise.

I feel almost like a beginner. They kept adding up, and 4 hours later I was upset and unable to play. I don’t mean to scare anyone, I just share this as improper training for a person can not only lead to difficulties later having to relearn fingering or fine motionsunder the most extreme cases it can literally hurt you. 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.

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BTW, he also said not to waste my time with Hanon and Czerny. 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.



Are you dohnanhi beginner who started playing last month? However, I think these do help with finger independence. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.

I realized after a few days I’d simply reinforced errors, forcing a piece I’d known for 10 years to be learned as though from scratch. As to Bach Two-Part Inventions, I’d started to use them as “warm up” instead of scales, but kept up my scales.

So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet. Close X Tell A Friend. I just can’t raise it as high as the other fingers. Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. Zaahir Self-taught renegade – Kawai CL The inventions are very sxercises as well.

How to Practice the Piano: Doh! Dohnányi

If I then had to play something with my thumb, it was already stiff because the muscle was locked and it would play with a thunk. What do you think about them? Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Otherwise I wouldn’t xeercises struggling with them so much.

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