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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If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. Every time I returned, I felt like I was starting all over again. I used to teach elementary general music, and as a way to introduce music of other cultures and explore it more physically, I also taught my students folk dances. I don’t mean to scare dohnqnyi, I just dohnanti 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.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Basically not enough variety for a more advanced student. I’m a uni student currently completing a music degree, and they have been a huge help to me, I would highly recommend to anyone who is sick of wasting time with hanon and czerny.


I used to teach ecercises general music, and as a way to introduce music of other cultures and explore it more physically, I also taught my students folk dances. Exetcises each hand in several keys.

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This was fascinating to me – how does memory work? Am I missing something? If so, do you find them difficult? It’s not really about finger strength, if you want your fingers to be stronger go work at a pizza shop kneading dough. If you want results that don’t take forever to achieve, then these exercises are for you. The Virtuoso Pianist Piano. I think that is largely a misnomer. I had a very hard time with 1 at first, especially with L hand. Originally Posted by floydthebarber Is it a good teaching tool?

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Overall, I would put this book more useful over Czerny. The same goes with the other finger combinations.


Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano. Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. I’m glad these aren’t considered beginner exercises since I’m struggling with them some what.

Music Lists are as unique as the musician! I just can’t raise it as high as the other fingers. I read eercises Liszt’s “Transcendental Etudes” are considered among the most difficult, as I watched Evgeny Kissin play them with remarkable clarity and character for someone only Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: Miss Mary Mack has one pattern repeated over and over, perfect for children. In front or behind first?

Also, there is a lot of talk in the other posts about gaining finger strength through these exercises.

For instance, scales in thirds, or trills in thirds. Otherwise I wouldn’t be struggling with them so much. This name will appear next to your review. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.