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    Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players

    The Kircher Society report here about this Victorian device, designed to stretch the hands of aspiring pianists: "According to one source, Robert Schumann permanently wrecked his right hand and ended his career using an early version of one of these contraptions. (Other sources blame a botched surgical procedure aimed at slicing the tendon between the third and fourth fingers). It's good to know that finger stretching is still practised today (ouch ).



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    Re: Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players

    "What's that,Bob?"

    " Oh it's...UHH....it's for streching my... ..uhhh....fingers. Yea, that's the ticket. Stretchin' my fingers."

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    Re: Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players

    ouch!



    me

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    Re: Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players

    Thanks... but no thanks. I think I'll just work on moving my wrist that couple of extra inches
    JP Garbarini
    http://www.musicbyjpg.com

    "A man who is paid to do what he enjoys never works a day in his life." -- Chinese Proverb

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    Re: Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players



    Maybe I was using it wrong?

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players

    etLux:

    That's just not right!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Must Have: Finger stretching for keyboard players

    Well, Let me tell you what the over use of one these puppies can do to ya..................

    I was first introduced to the Doctor Marples "World renown finger stretcher and multiplier" way back near the end of the century. I believe it was about Nineteen hundred and eighty four. My parents bought me one of those gadgets and........ You can probably guess what happend....... but........................
    88fingers
    (The Nut )

    www.waveav8.com

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