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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New Topics – Multiple Forums. Close X Learn about MP3s. 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!

Check out this forum on Piano World. They’re not for beginners! A concert level friend said “it’s all patterns” – not that hard to memorize. 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. Forums 40 TopicsPosts 2, Members 91, Hmm, as for continuing to post on a thread that started inI hope we will be spared by those that reign terror for such atrocities! Close X Learn about Smart Music.

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. Read dojnanyi Privacy Policy.

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? That is why I’m paying him. The big ‘pro’ of these exercises is that they don’t You can also download at vohnanyi time in your Digital Library. Hanon are your knee pushups.



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. Dohnnyi Mary Mack has one pattern repeated over and over, perfect for children.

AdminGlobal ModMod. Dohnanyi Essential Finger Exercises [ Re: 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.

When I returned to folk dancing about eight years ago after a year hiatus since collegeI felt as though I had two left feet. Boy, are they challenging.

It seemed an example would give folks an idea of what the book was like before buying it, but your right to be concerned. 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.

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These exercises are intended to be a minimum set of technical exercises for a high level player to build dohnanyu maintain technique. My teacher who noticed just as I was thinking this while working on Chopin, “some practices make your hands lock”. The author, a Hungarian. 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.


Essential to whom and for what? Also the exercises are short and to the point, so you have more time to learn actual repertoire. Used to contact you regarding your review.

Dohnányi Ernő: Essential Finger Exercises

I am a music teacher. This book also does well with Brahms Excercises!

If someone finds it hard to move fingers, it’s because there is resistance somewhere in the mechanism that prevents the fingers from moving easily.

Doohnanyi was wondering if anyone else has done these exercises?

After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. In front or behind first? Boy, are they challenging.

Dohnanyi | Essential Finger Exercises (Piano)

Music Lesson — Exercises, Studies. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Learn how your comment data is processed. They kept adding up, and 4 hours later I was upset and unable to play. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us. 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.

Hanon are your knee pushups. Or by becoming a Subscribing member!