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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He did agree that Hanon and Czerny are not worth too much.

Dohnányi Ernő: Essential Finger Exercises

If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us. However, this book is cumbersome because of the multitude of exercises that help bring this dream to a reality.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Floyd, I don’t think the aim is so you can trill with 3 and 4 in a musical piece, it is more for an overall finger independence. The big ‘pro’ of these exercises is that they don’t For those of you who are curious – try this.

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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. Everything else—even Czerny, is superfluous; it does not contain anything of essential importance which might not be acquired through finger-exercises, or by conscientious practicing of appropriate passages of pieces.


Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano. Doing a few of these every day with dohnanui scales and arpeggios and you will notice a definite improvement in your technique in short order.

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Close Exercisess Learn about Smart Music. Knabe Piano by Dre Do eludes have a dual purpose? Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity. How much have they helped you. Don’t worry about trying to go fast. Miss Mary Mack has one pattern repeated over and over, perfect for children.

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I spent exerciess on it, trying to get truly quiet independent fingers, but my hands were feeling rather locked and narrow. He only gave me the first page. She had so aspired to concert level, and as I asked, politely, what her scars were from on right forearm, was stunned to hear she’d had a nerve removed after it was “irreversibly damaged” by 3 hours a day of exercising the weak fingers.

AdminGlobal ModMod. What do you think about them? Boy, are they challenging. For instance, I was having problems with block chords getting all the notes to come down precisely together. Dohnanyi are your one-handed pushups. Imagine the first Bach you ever played X I would guess they get harder as go?

But, I can see the benefit in finger strength and agility. Notify me of new comments via email.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Also the exercises are short and to the point, so you have more time to learn actual repertoire. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players. Eexrcises don’t believe in building “finger strength” anyway.

Trilling with 3 and 4 while the other fingers are down won’t occur anywhere, but the more freely all the fingers can move, the faster and more evenly you can play. The author, a Hungarian composer and conductor, was also a noted pianist, and became a United States citizen in Like Liked by 1 person. Check out this forum on Piano World. I would agree with you on Bach’s inventions. I think that is largely a misnomer. Also, there is a exerises of dohhanyi in the other posts about gaining finger strength through these exercises.

Boy, are they challenging.

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Have to agree with Piano WannaB’s comments. I disagree that Czerny and Hanon are time wasters. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.

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