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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Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. You may also enter a personal message. Essential to whom and for what? Now those pieces will give one an idea of what is exercisez to play keyboard instruments of ANY kind. But lke any powerful tool, used inappropriately is “potentially misguided and harmful”.

How to Practice the Piano: Doh! Dohnányi

Go tell your teacher to get you some Bach. Exrcises would agree with you on Bach’s inventions. However, this fohnanyi is cumbersome because of the multitude of exercises that help bring this dream to a reality. Otherwise I wouldn’t be struggling with them so much. Just placing my fingers on my desk, I can raise my 4th finger without raising the other fingers. Rate this product’s difficulty level: That is why I’m paying him. I can’t imagine ever playing these really fast though.

But I’d always had to slow down to refine a measure or phrase.

If so, do you find them difficult? 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.

Physically, as I’ve read, the tendons on the 3rd and 4th fingers are intertwined so you physically cannot get full independence with them anyway. You are commenting using your WordPress. Try a trill with 3rd and 4th fingers. I love dohnanyi exercise, I practice them once in a while and they really helps, least for me anyway. Close X Learn about Digital Video. Without a teacher, it’s very hard to find an expedient path to proper technique, and ultimately expression.


The Indonesian dance has many patterns. I was wondering if anyone else has done these exercises? I spent weeks on it, trying to get truly quiet independent fingers, but my hands were feeling rather locked and narrow. Quote Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. Share in the comments below.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The inventions are very useful as well. Once you are strong enough to do them, you do a few every couple of days to maintain strength. The big ‘pro’ of these exercises is that they don’t Close X Music Lists. You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.

Gets easier with time never “easy” though. For instance, I was having problems with block chords getting all the notes to come down precisely together.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Don’t laugh, but on the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with exercisess other hand Just on left hand LOL. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. They’re not for beginners! But, I can see the benefit in finger strength and agility. Exxercises laugh, but on the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with the other hand Just on left hand LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one having some difficulty with these.


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Please Support Our Advertisers. Turn off the memory to some extentthen look at the music, and rebuild it. 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. Dohnanyi are your one-handed pushups. Schmitt also has exercises like this one. If You Tube had been around 40 years ago, maybe I would have been able to learn the basics of aerobics.

My teacher did say I’m at early intermediate level. Originally Posted by floydthebarber I used to unintentionally squeeze my thumb in towards my second finger when playing my second finger. Check rohnanyi this forum on Piano World.

Essential Finger Exercises

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.

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! They are very demanding of the fingers, and should only be practiced over short periods of time.

I suspect I bought it at the suggestion of my piano teacher at Duquesne University inshortly before I transferred to a different school.