A short post from me here ahead of the New Year.
Whatever your thoughts on exercises for strengthening your fingers or warming up, they are important.
I generally enjoy playing them if there’s a musical element to them. As you further your playing you will come across Hanon exercises and the various opinions on them. I play one or two of the exercises myself as a warmup, but I don’t think I would study them in detail.
I came across the following video on Youtube, which I enjoyed. Five exercises with varying difficulty, but anyone can play them. Start slowly and build up the required speed. The essence is building up strength.
The pieces are musical – one is even a boogie-woogie exercise.
I’ll post more exercise videos in future posts.
Enjoy and Happy New Year.
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