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  1. Keyboard Instruments
    I've been using the Hannon ones for years whenever It's been awhile since I've played seriously that seems to build up my hand strength in ways it needs to be built up. Now I know that several well known composers have etudes that are supposed to be kind of like it. I've wanted to fiddle with...
  2. Keyboard Instruments
    So I've started learning this lovely piece, but have hit a wall in bars three and four. There's an 11 against 6 followed by a 22 against 12, and my hands just don't want to play ball. What's the best approach to learning passages like these? I'm trying to learn them both individually so they're...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Did mister Schoenberg done some chamber symphony ,our orchestral song non released or bootleg. Schoenberg remain the classical composer that is uttermost emotional and human. One of my two favorite Herzgewaschse, quit a mysterious piece whit sutch climax and i like Die gluckeliche hand. among...
  4. Non-Classical Music
    This is a little exercise piece I came up with to help with my hand independence.
  5. Solved Cases (archive)
    Please, for god's sake, please someone tell me what is Wittgenstein playing in this video (taken of his playing 1933) from 2.40? Wonderful music! And his playing with his only one hand is like a miracle which brings tears to the eyes...
  6. Off Topic Pub
    Who first said "A bird in the bush is worth two in the hand?". Why is the expression "No smoke without fire" such a widely used proverb in many, many languages? Do you know what the German proverb "Spatz in der Hand ist besser als die Taube auf dem Dach" means literally? Who coined this one...
  7. Solved Cases (archive)
    There's a wonderful piece that features in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's travel series, linked below: For the life of me I can't find it... the left hand and just the style in and of itself sounds like it has to be by Robert Schumann, but I just can't find it... Any ideas??
  8. Keyboard Instruments
    I fell a couple of days after thanksgiving and have finally gotten most of my motion back in my hand, I still can't lift very big things without pain, though it is less. I started with the Hannon exercises to get my left hand back up to where my right still is, my hand is still swollen a bit in...
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