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Hyun-Jung Lim

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  1. hyenal

    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    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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    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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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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    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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    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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    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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    lol, wasn't Schumann only trying to strengthen his fourth finger?
     
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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:

    Scott
     
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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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    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    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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