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Offline Antnee

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DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
on: May 08, 2004, 02:33:35 AM
Anybody else use his exercises? I been using them for a month and my technique, independence and strength has improved dramatically...

-Tony-

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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #1 on: May 08, 2004, 02:52:47 AM
i have the exercises and they look useful and efficient, though i prefer to always play 'real' music.

his etudes are truly awesome though - great music.
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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #2 on: May 08, 2004, 05:59:23 AM
I'm glad you started this thread.  Are you talking about his "Essential Finger Exercises"?(there are 40 exercises).  So you guys think that these are effective exercises?  I have this book but I have just tinkered around with it.  I'm more devoted to Hanon, Czerny, & Pischna.  Is this the book you guys are talking about?  If it is, then maybe I will get serious about doing these exercises.
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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #3 on: May 08, 2004, 06:09:43 AM
Yeah... That's the one...

I find them very useful, and some of the exercises are really demanding and tiring, but every day they get a little easier and my playing is improving. Finger independance is slowly becoming better with these I have noticed. The fastest thing to come is hand and finger strength. Pieces that fatigued me before, fatigue me no longer...

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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #4 on: May 08, 2004, 06:27:47 PM
yeah , as 'exercises' purely to increase dexterity - dohnanyi and cortot are the best.

cortot is basically a less condensed version of the dohnanyi - it even goes into paralell chromatic major 7ths etc!
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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #5 on: May 08, 2004, 08:58:01 PM
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Anybody else use his exercises? I been using them for a month and my technique, independence and strength has improved dramatically...

-Tony-



 I did those as a kid, and I must admit, they did wonders for my finger independence. (as much as I hated doing them)

koji
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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #6 on: May 08, 2004, 09:16:59 PM
and i can attest to that, you have a great technique.

ive heard a recording of the appasionata that koji made at 15, and the dexterity is really remarkable for the age, and the interpretation is deliciously insane  ;)
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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #7 on: June 10, 2004, 07:22:20 PM
Anybody has the score on pdf? or at least excerpts, so that i can see how they look before buying the whole thing.
If anybody has the etudes, i would be even more thankfull.
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Re: DOHNÁNYI, Ernö
Reply #8 on: June 10, 2004, 08:19:22 PM
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Anybody has the score on pdf? or at least excerpts, so that i can see how they look before buying the whole thing.
If anybody has the etudes, i would be even more thankfull.
Thank you,
De Bitus.


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