Technical Exercises and Regimes

Finger Exercises (3)

The idea behind finger exercises is to make each finger as strong and as efficient as the others. Copious amounts of such exercises exist in virtually all method books and books of technical exercises. I neither particularly wish to add to these, nor to reinvent the wheel. If you choose to do these exercises (and there is potential benefit in them), it is extremely important to do them wisely and well. It is my belief that laying too much emphasis on the role of the finger in piano playing is outdated. While very good piano playing is achievable with the...

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