Advice about Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi). «on: June 16, , 16 PM». Hi. I am trying a more solid base to be able to improve. I had teachers. Documents Similar To Dohnanyi Fingers Exercises 1. Dohnanyi Fingers Exercises 2. Uploaded by. Tan Chee Sheng · Chopin – Prelude in E Minor (Op 28 No 4). 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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Each dance session overwhelmed me; there was so much to learn, and it was all so hard to remember. This book also does well with Brahms Excercises! I have vague memories of trying the first few exercises and being totally incapable of playing them. I’m not a doctor, but I have been very athletic, learned typing on mechanic typewriters, and always kept ergonomic form, as taught for each situation and practice.
Bach inventions 2 part are often some of the earliest pieces given to help the left and right hands gain independence from each other – a very difficult and important hurdle for beginners. He did agree that Hanon and Czerny are not worth too much.
The payoff for perseverance is that when we encounter a similar passage in a repertoire piece, we have a facility for mastering it. Don’t laugh, but on the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with the other hand Just on left hand Dohnanyo I’m glad I’m not the only one having some difficulty with these.
We are training the brain as we train our fingers, increasing our fine motor exerckses, enabling the necessary coordination between the mind and the fingers that translate the notes on the page into the desired sound.
Overall, I would put this book more useful over Czerny. They are very demanding of the exercixes, and should only be practiced over short periods of time.
Professional pianist and piano teacher. Hey Devils, My teacher gave Dohnanyi to me last monthst 2 pages. It depended on whether I was just asked to play on the spot, preparing cohnanyi a recital, or a long period of practice. But, I can see the benefit in finger strength and agility.
If so, do you find them difficult? For instance, I was having problems with block chords getting all the notes to come down precisely together. Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: This is a great place to gather a ton of technique – exercise only other books I recommend for technique are debussy’s etudes extremely I cried inside as the joy and gift of music can last a lifetime, amd should.
In the preface, Dohnanyi groups them roughly into three difficulty groups. If I then had to play something with my thumb, it was already stiff because the muscle was locked dohannyi it would play with a thunk.
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! One thing I will say. I used to unintentionally squeeze my thumb in towards my second finger when playing my second finger. I think “Essential” is just a weak translation from the original Hungarian or whatever. My teacher recommended these exercises as he believed fingfr were most efficient and effective, and I couldn’t agree with him more.
Bach inventions present more mental problems than physical ones, as evidenced by the fact that the difficulty comes when the two parts are combined, but not when played separately. How much have they helped you. Finger exercises are baloney.
A few months ago, while excavating long-unseen boxes in the garage of doomI found a book of piano exercises I forgot I even had. BTW, he also said not to waste my time with Hanon and Czerny. I have worked on a few of these.
Originally Posted by Mark Davidson For those ecercises you who are curious – try this. Dohnanyi Essential Finger Exercises [ Re: It is a lot of work, but the work is paid off in full and reciprocated But I’d always had to slow down to refine a measure or phrase. 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!
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I would agree with you on Bach’s inventions. Editio Musica Budapest Z The same goes with the other finger combinations.