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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:15 pm 
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I dunno. The tip of my pinky barely comes to the line of the top joint on 4.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:12 am 
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Mine too. And I just measured it - my pinky is 5 1/2 centimeters long. We ought to get a medal for being able to play anything with fingers like ours!
Guys are so lucky...

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Terez wrote:
I dunno. The tip of my pinky barely comes to the line of the top joint on 4.

Same here. Would be nice to have an inch more....

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Well, I guess that I'm a member. My pinky only reaches the same joint on 4 as Terez mentions.

Monica, what are you doing using "centimeters" (or "centimetres" for the Brits)?? We're in "Amarica" and don't use that new fangled European Metric Stuff :shock: Look what it did to Canada. They went metric and now all of their famous people come to the US :wink: (That momentary chauvinstic tirade was just a round about way of saying "what is 5 1/2 centimeters in inches? Now back to my work to establish world peace and universal love.)

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:52 pm 
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:lol:

centimeters - I don't know what came over me earlier. :shock: I've been a little under the weather this week so maybe it's the medicine...

But anyway, you guys say your pinkies measure up to the same knuckle line as us girls. Except your hands must be larger than ours and therefore your fingers are longer, so I'm not sure you can join our little club. Maybe if you're are nice, though.... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:03 pm 
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RSPIll wrote:
How short does it have to be?

Well, our club is very young, so we haven't made any concrete rules yet :lol:
The occasion to start such a club was the same complaint of Monica and me that the pinkies don't reach even the last joint of the ring fingers. The short pinky makes one very difficult to press not only a large chord but also those chords where one or two notes are stuffed within a octave. Then you must leave out a note in such chords or to play them in arpeggios which is often not allowed in a fast passage. If you are eligible for this club, you have to encounter those cases very often (Am I making a rule now? :lol: ).
Anyway I nearly gave up practicing the second Scherzo of Chopin, because the F-Aflat-F chords which come several times gives me always frustration... Leaving out the A flat doesn't sound good, and an arpeggio is impossible there.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Oh, I didn't see all the responses on the second page... Sorry :oops:
Now I think the "relative" criterium (like to which joint do they reach...) doesn't help. We all should measure them like Monica did! But I don't know which method is the right one. Once my pinkies were 5 1/2 cm, at the other time they were 6 cm.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:35 pm 
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I don't have anything to measure mine with. They look to be less than 2 inches though. I don't have a good visual comprehension of centimeters.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:01 am 
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There is a line where the pinky meets the hand and if you hold the ruler on the outside edge of the pinky at that line, then you can get a good measurement. Mine is 2 1/2 inches long or 5 1/2 centimeters. Not sure what would constitute a short pinky on a man, though.

Maybe we pianists with short pinkies should try what Robert Schumann did with that finger-stretching contraption. Not! :wink: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:41 am 
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Mine is 6.5 cm from base line to top. Phew that's a relief.... Dont' want to join any girlie club :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:30 pm 
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lol, wasn't Schumann only trying to strengthen his fourth finger?

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Mine measures 3 inches, which according to a conversion thing on the web is 7.62 cm. I guess that that leaves me out. Plus, I don't have problems with most octaves with notes in between. I can only play white key 10ths and minor 10ths (w-w or w-b or b-w), which is a hassle when trying to do swing bass style piano with walking 10ths.

Anyway, Maybe I can be in the SPPC auxiliary. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
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Not pinky related, but Hyun-Jung Lim will be playing in Paris in the coming week ; haven't checked much, but the program will be the complete Beethoven sonatas.

Anybody heard her on that kind of repertoire ? There is no entry fee, so I'll probably check it out (and follow it all week long if it's good), but I figured it was worth asking around about this relatively unknown pianist.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyun-Jung Lim
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:46 am 
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Teddy wrote:
Not pinky related, but Hyun-Jung Lim will be playing in Paris in the coming week ; haven't checked much, but the program will be the complete Beethoven sonatas.

Anybody heard her on that kind of repertoire ? There is no entry fee, so I'll probably check it out (and follow it all week long if it's good), but I figured it was worth asking around about this relatively unknown pianist.

I saw the schedule on her Facebook. I'd like to listen to her playing, too, but don't know how, cause I'm not in Paris. Anyway I'm interested in your opinion about her.

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