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The following exercises are for specific weaknesses in any finger, die thumb, or either hand .
First, read the section on Posture (page 9) . Keep your hands still whilst practising these exercises,
particularly the right band when the little finger is in use . Use a mirror to check yourself.
Each bar is to be repeated four tunes . Be rhythmic . Play them as fast as you rhythmically can . Use a
metronome . Don't work for more than a few minutes on one finger - give it a resi and go back to it
later. You may well have to start slowly as they are not easy . They were not written to torture you,
nor were they simply written to be difficult; rather they are designed to achieve independence of
finger movement, which in itself is difficult .
The exercises are also designed for the 3rd octave; see the section "Plie Top Register-II, Tech-
nique, in this book (page 27) .
Draw a circle in red around those letters you find really difficult; every fourth day, practise only
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26 DIGITAL EXERCISES
Second and third fingern
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3T lW0 RANDS TOGETHER
Finger Eb correctly : see also Practice Book 3, page 29 . Mi ~
Finger E6 correctly : see also Practice Book 3, page 29 .
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