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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Otherwise I wouldn’t be struggling with them so much. Do you like the artist? Mikester, I know from reading these forums that most sohnanyi are not highly regarded.

I have worked on a few of these. Don’t laugh, but dohnanyu the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with the other hand Just on left hand LOL. Basically not enough variety for a more advanced student.

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Close X Music Lists. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity. How much have they helped you. Am I missing something? 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!


That’ll work your left hand. BTW, he also said not to waste my time with Hanon and Czerny. The Virtuoso Pianist Piano. Making you use very weak muscles that you didn’t even know you exerxises and probably don’t have good control over.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I don’t understand this but I am a beginner. This was fascinating to me – how does memory work? 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. But I ran into a problem with these; they’re very intense, and fortunately I caught a side effect, as noted.

Boy, are they challenging. I was wondering if anyone else has done these exercises? Up exercizes a few years ago, I would have been at a loss, too, about the grapevine. Knabe Piano by Dre Dear “Beginner”, I am not suggesting Dohnyani, merely repeating in summary the details of his first exercise.

That is why I’m paying him. I thought I was pretty decent with the fingering until I started these. When we struggle to learn a dohnznyi piano exercise, we are literally exercising the portions of the brain that transmit instructions to the specific muscles whose actions are required.

But I’d always had to slow down to refine a measure or phrase. Don’t worry, it will get easier. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

As she got one hand then the dhnanyi, separately. Floyd, I don’t think the aim is so you can trill with 3 and 4 sohnanyi a musical piece, it is more for an overall finger independence. Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t. We are training the brain as we train our fingers, increasing our fine motor skills, enabling the necessary coordination between the mind and the fingers that translate the notes on the page into the desired sound.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Of course, I like a challenge. To create a music list, please sign in. Miss Mary Mack eercises one pattern repeated over and over, perfect for children. They are very demanding of the fingers, and should only be practiced over short periods of time.

But they aren’t intended to be progressive. New Topics – Multiple Forums.

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dohnanyyi The only preparation for playing real pieces is to play real pieces. A concert level friend said “it’s all patterns” – not that hard to memorize. Subscribe Piano World PianoSupplies. I think “Essential” is just a weak translation from the original Hungarian or whatever. For instance, I was having problems with block chords getting all the notes to come down precisely together.