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AnnyJ
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I was shared this (old) exercise for fingers/brain. It's helped me with some issues I've had. I thought I'd share. Hope it helps you as well.

 

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Im gonna be honest...I started watching this and thought. ..what the heck is this.a joke!!?.. The intro wasnt what i was expecting right off but pretty cool in itself.

BUT...yeah after the opening and into exercises I can see how it can help finger indepence.  Theses exercises are not easy!  AT ALL..   Im thinking this can be something to do away from violin to help finger dexterity...especially pinky finger strength.  good video.  thanks for posting what has helped.  Ive bookmarked it.

how long have you been doing these exercises? 

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@AnnyJ  Good video!  I'm sure gaining some better dexterity will improve my playing on those faster passages.  Thanks for posting it--I'm going to give it a try smile

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@AnnyJ

I thought, I had pretty good finger independence and after trying these exercises I now know I have clubs for fingers and mush for brains.

 Lots of work needed to do these.

Mark

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@ABitRusty 

I've been doing these for about 2 months or so, only the single exercises not the combination ones (too hard, lol). I do them mostly before I practice, saves on warm up time and throughout the day, if I remember.

 

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LOL, you're not alone.

When I first watched it, I thought that's pretty easy,... unfortunately that was only the warm-ups. When he got to the actually exercises I'm not sure what hurt more, my fingers, my brain or my pride, lol.dazed

Surprisingly, my left hand is better even though I'm right-handed. My right hand is a complete dud at this. I still can't to the 'bends'  with the pinky or ring-finger with either hand.

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