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I don’t agree that all exercises are a waste of time but some arebut I wouldn’t spend more than min per day on technique at your stage.

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Originally Posted by Mark Davidson. But they aren’t intended to be progressive. Originally Posted by Mark Davidson For those of you who are curious – try this.

Even scales use completely different fingerings in something as scaley as Mozart.

There’s no such thing as a general technique. So I thank you for asking that poignant question, and graciously defer ;iano the teachers out there, and maestros, for guiding aspiring performers in the best style possible. The fifth and sixth grade boys were less enthusiastic until one bragged he could do the grapevine step used extensively in Greek dances very fast, and proceeded to demonstrate.


Share in the comments below. Without a teacher, it’s very hard to find an expedient path to proper technique, and ultimately expression. We’d met in a music store and were talking about piano. Third and fourth fingers are very exerdises, and this exetcises really help strengthen them.

We need more to find how to coordinate our muscles instead of building our muscles.

Dohnanyi | Essential Finger Exercises (Piano)

My point driven home, any practice is powerful, but needs discernment for how much, when, and why. Dohnanyi Essential Finger Exercises [ Re: Funny, I found those exercises easy to memorize, due to their repetitive nature. Czerny and Chopin balanced that. That’s what it feels like.

Every time I returned, I felt like I was starting all over again. I would recommend practicing hands separate ONLY for at least a couple weeks – probably longer.

I had a very hard time with 1 at first, especially with L hand. Kids would probably still learn it faster than senior citizens.

Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach dohnanyj of a different type than this exercise provides. 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.

Please Support Our Advertisers. Also, there is a lot of talk in the other posts about gaining finger strength through these exercises. I agree with three voices it gets into issues of same hand finger independence, but still it is often not the physical obstacles sohnanyi make it difficult but just trying to keep in mind what each finger is supposed to be doing more things dohnanui do and think about at once.


Knabe Piano by Dre Too much time on this, would cause my hands to feel “narrow”, exsrcises a free, wide range of arms like Chopin’s “Military Polonaise” or Nocturnes. A concert level friend said “it’s all patterns” – not that hard to memorize.

How to Practice the Piano: Doh! Dohnányi

I would guess they get harder as go? Rather, they tend to address specific problems. Thanks, Mark, for your clarification. So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet.


Do eludes have a dual purpose? Notify me of new comments via email. Don’t laugh, but on the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with the other dlhnanyi Just on left hand LOL.