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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Now those pieces will give one an idea of what is needed to play keyboard instruments of ANY kind. What do you think about them? Hey Devils, My teacher gave Dohnanyi to me last monthst 2 pages. Is the transcription accurate? Funny, I found those exercises easy to memorize, due to their repetitive nature.

Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Dear “Beginner”, I am not suggesting Dohnyani, merely repeating in summary the details of his first exercise. Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. That’s what it feels like.

Dohnányi: Essential Finger Exercises – Online sheet music shop of Editio Musica Budapest

The author, a Hungarian. 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?

If you want results that don’t take forever to achieve, then these exercises are for you. By signing up you consent ezercises the terms in our Privacy Policy. New Topics – Multiple Forums. Of course, I like a challenge otherwise I wouldn’t be playing piano.


A famous dancer asked what is hardest about dancing? A particular passage in the Chopin c minor scherzo that gave me problems descending flourishes based on broken chords – awkward L hand part became noticeably easier.

Knabe Piano by Dre Not deterred, she recovered, and harmed a second nerve, incurring another surgery and eventually not being able to play.

But finger exercises, waste of time. But lke any exefcises tool, used inappropriately is “potentially misguided and harmful”. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. Miss Mary Mack has one pattern repeated over and exercisew, perfect for children.

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. This also forced some rethinking but I found it came naturally, like a perspective, and then made the whole fit better.

But after several years of regular practice, I began to feel competent.

My teacher also told be not to press straight down on the keys when doing this. Close X Learn about Digital Video.

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They kept adding up, and 4 hours later I was upset and unable to play. I thought I was pretty decent with the fingering until I started these. I think the clapping dance works better in cultures where that kind of dance is common.


Is the transcription accurate? I loved the density of these exercises, after enjoying Czerny and Hanon, but would be remiss suggesting them without a teacher. I realized after a few days I’d simply reinforced errors, forcing a piece I’d known for 10 years to be learned dohnaanyi though from scratch. Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. I have worked on a few of these.


Dohnanyi | Essential Finger Exercises (Piano)

Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. But I’d always had to slow down to refine a measure or phrase. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. To create a music list, please sign in.

Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi, Ernő)

Piano Method sheet music Piano Solo sheet music Publisher: I spent weeks on it, trying to get truly quiet independent fingers, but my hands were feeling rather locked and narrow.

Overall, I would put this book more useful over Czerny. The only preparation for playing real pieces is to play real pieces. Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. Mikester, I know from reading these forums that most execises are not highly regarded. Turn off the memory to some extentthen look at the music, and rebuild it.

If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. Close X Learn about MP3s. Then pick up each finger while holding down the others and play the note again. I had a very hard time with 1 at first, especially with L hand. Rather, they tend to address specific problems. A concert level friend said “it’s all patterns” – not that hard to memorize.