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Offline practicingnow

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Free finger from Horowitz
on: August 19, 2005, 05:22:12 AM
If you could replace any finger on your hand with one of Horowitz's, which would you choose? 
a) thumb
b) index finger
c) middle finger
d) fourth finger
e) pinky

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #1 on: August 19, 2005, 07:05:15 AM
if i remember correctly from a video of his playing, he played very lightly with his pinky (unless rolling the hand toward it). 

i certainly wouldn't want his foot, and possibly not his fingers either since i am a woman, but if i had to have a transplant it would be the middle three fingers (and not one) because fingers work together despite the idea of finger independence.

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005, 07:43:14 AM
His thumb.

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #3 on: August 19, 2005, 08:10:54 AM
Keep the fingers. I just want the brain (with attached nervous system). ;)
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #4 on: August 19, 2005, 08:24:10 AM
You'll have to rumble with me for that one.

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #5 on: August 19, 2005, 08:48:37 AM
You guys can split the brain, I'll take the nervous system.

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #6 on: August 19, 2005, 11:08:03 AM
Pinky


Cause Horowitz's pinky was like the only one that was completely independent from his fourth out of pretty much every pianist I've seen - if you've seen any videos of him you might have noticed that even when his fourth and third are playing, he's able to curl the fifth up right under his palm, something that no one else can do.
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005, 12:12:31 PM
Pinky


Cause Horowitz's pinky was like the only one that was completely independent from his fourth out of pretty much every pianist I've seen - if you've seen any videos of him you might have noticed that even when his fourth and third are playing, he's able to curl the fifth up right under his palm, something that no one else can do.

actually I do that all the time. Teachers hate it when I do it. I thought it was a bad thing.

Offline Bouter Boogie

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005, 03:22:21 PM
Gosh, I don't know :o What about both of his hands? ;D
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #9 on: August 19, 2005, 03:32:23 PM
his fingers werent actually very good pianists fingers, but its what he did with them thats so amazing.

if i could have something from him it would be his arms and not his fingers, for the amazing octaves he had.

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #10 on: August 19, 2005, 07:39:04 PM
I would rather like his nose.
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #11 on: August 20, 2005, 08:10:00 AM
actually I do that all the time. Teachers hate it when I do it. I thought it was a bad thing.

wow you can do it too :O
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #12 on: August 20, 2005, 08:32:29 AM
I don't think it's that uncommon. I think it's a choice of whether you want it up or not to most pianists. I can lift my pinky up or curl it while my other fingers play, although I rarely do. I can also bend my fourth up and down without my 3rd or 5th moving. It's not anything special, but some might say these things are impossible according to the connected ligaments. Good practicing can create a surprising amount of finger independence.

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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #13 on: August 20, 2005, 03:49:38 PM
i'll take that big ass blotch on his temple that kept getting bigger and bigger.
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #14 on: August 20, 2005, 03:58:43 PM
I rather keep my own fingers.
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Re: Free finger from Horowitz
Reply #15 on: August 20, 2005, 10:21:36 PM
You guys can split the brain, I'll take the nervous system.
We have a real battle here I am in, if Howoritz body parts are up for grabs you are going to have to be quick
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