Fourth Finger Exercise

Here is an excellent exercise from the Russian piano tradition passed down to me from Vladimir Feltsman. It works on our weakest finger, the 4th, without straining the hand. A symmetrical finger workout is the best kind, in my opinion. And when you continue through all 12 chords chromatically, this takes your hands through a variety of black/white key landscape and teaches wrist flexibility as well.

Please DO NOT ever practice this exercise at a faster speed than indicated on the score or you could injure yourself. Slower is fine.

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