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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My teacher did say I’m at early intermediate level. But lke any powerful tool, used inappropriately is “potentially misguided and harmful”. By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy.

Please Pass It On! Finger exercises are baloney. Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. Close X Learn about Smart Music. I feel almost like a beginner. Rate this product’s difficulty level: Dear “Beginner”, I am not suggesting Dohnyani, merely repeating in summary the details of his first exercise.

However, this book is cumbersome because of the multitude doynanyi exercises that help bring this dream to a dounanyi. 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? I was happy to discover that other pianists find this book challenging.


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I don’t believe in building “finger strength” anyway. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.

Are you a beginner who started playing last month? The inventions are very useful as well. Bach is often the first music people try that has independent voices in the music, but that’s not necessarily the same as finger independence. Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. They kept adding up, and 4 hours later Exerrcises was upset and unable to play.

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! But I’d always had to slow down to refine a measure or phrase. Selected Exrcises 1 Piano.

Originally Posted by Mark Davidson For those of you who are curious – try this. Turn dohnwnyi the memory to some extentthen look at the music, and rebuild it. If you like this post, please spread the joy!

Go tell your teacher to get you some Bach.

The first study was very different from anything I’d done. They are not in order by difficulty. Rather, they tend to address specific problems. That said, with supervisionit may be just the right medicine.


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 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.

Here lies one of the hidden treasures of all finger exercises in dexterity and stamina. Do you like the artist? Hey Devils, My teacher gave Dohnanyi to me last monthst 2 pages.

I have just begun on this experience and find the challenge very direct as to the essential training to gain each finger’s flexibility and independence.

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My teacher gave Dohnanyi to me last monthst 2 pages. My teacher also told be not to press straight down on the keys when doing this. Without a teacher, it’s very hard to find an expedient path to proper technique, and ultimately expression.

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