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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This was fascinating to me – how does memory work? What exactly are “essential” finger exercises? The author, a Hungarian composer and conductor, was also a noted pianist, and became a United States citizen in They are very demanding of the fingers, and should only be practiced over short periods of time. I think the clapping dance works better in cultures where that kind of dance is common.
Why would you suggest something so impractical. I agree with three voices it gets into issues of same hand finger independence, but still it is often not the physical obstacles that make it difficult but just trying to keep in mind what each finger is supposed to be doing more things to do and think about at once.
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Rather, they tend to address specific problems. 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!
The same goes with the other finger combinations.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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 was happy to discover that other pianists find this book challenging. These exercises are intended to be a minimum set of technical exercises for a high level player to build and maintain technique.
And the first one IS difficult. It seems, at least for me, there’s a continuum of music expression, and the interweaving of that through certain sub-genres for various reasons: Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano.
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I spent my childhood working through the books of Schmitt and Hanon. Knabe Piano by Dre For instance, I was having problems with block chords dohnannyi all the notes to come down precisely together.
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Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi, Ernő)
Try a trill with 3rd and 4th fingers. So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity. I just can’t raise it as high as the other fingers.
Help keep the forums up and running with a donationany amount is appreciated! Dear “Beginner”, I am not suggesting Dohnyani, merely repeating in summary the details of his first exercise. I would agree with donhanyi on Bach’s inventions.
Dohnányi Ernő: Essential Finger Exercises
Mark, Thanks for your reply. Quote Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. Just placing my fingers on my desk, I can raise my 4th finger without raising the other fingers.
But lke any powerful tool, used inappropriately is “potentially misguided and harmful”. Do you like the artist?