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Topic: Brahms Exercises Purpose and Anatomy  (Read 246 times)

Offline user4135

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Brahms Exercises Purpose and Anatomy
on: March 07, 2023, 07:44:47 AM
What is the purpose and anatomy of Brahms exercise No.14?

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Re: Brahms Exercises Purpose and Anatomy
Reply #1 on: March 07, 2023, 08:31:05 AM
It's one of the best and most useful exercises in the set!
Not only does it give you the technique to play Chopin 10/2, but the ability to play chromatics the the outer finger lets you play chromatic thirds.

More generally, it strengthen the 3-5 fingers, and the muscles involved in controlling them. AND it also improves co-ordination. Trust me, it really is a VERY useful and important exercises.

19 and 20, on the other hand, are a waste of time (IMO).

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Re: Brahms Exercises Purpose and Anatomy
Reply #2 on: March 08, 2023, 06:08:36 AM
For the uninitiated.. are we discussing Brahms 51 exercises for the piano?

I saw Alfred masterwork edition (1985), Schirmer (1986 + 1997), Henley verlag thatís not in English and cost more than double. I apologize if Iím on the wrong mind frequency. I wanted to know which edition is best.

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