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The Finger IQ Demonstration

Hello and Welcome !

I'm Jules Orósz and I am the founder of "The Orósz Technique" of
TOTAL Finger Training.

Don't be afraid of the above heading that mentions "IQ".  I don't intend
to embarrass anyone.  I simply want to point out some finger issues that perhaps
you have never thought about or even encountered.

Is there a way to understand the "hidden" problems with complex instrument fingering patterns ?

Here's some proof  to demonstrate how difficult playing an instrument really is and where part of the big problem lies when it comes to fingering skill and why you
 need a finger training program like mine to overcome this basic hurdle.

Even if you're an experienced player...
I think you'll be Really Surprised at this !

There are two "styles" of contrary finger motions that I call "Controlled" and "Wave".

When you pit them against each other between your two hands, you immediately see why fingering patterns on your instrument are sometimes incredibly difficult.

Let's start !  This will only take a few minutes of your time.


Rest both of your hands
on a table top, arch the fingers slightly
as if you were going to tap the table top with your finger tips.

4 = little finger
3 = ring finger
2 = middle finger
1 = index or first finger

Now tap your fingers in the following pattern with just the left hand like you normally would on any table top at work or wherever.

Left hand tap pattern :

4- 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

Good !  Stay With Me Here.

Now tap your fingers in this pattern with just the right hand like you would on any table top at a restaurant or wherever.

3 = ring finger
2 = middle finger
1 = index or first finger

Right hand tap pattern :

1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3

 Simple, Right ?

Now combine the above patterns and tap both left and right hand fingers at the same time together for 15 seconds and try to do it without a single hesitation. 

Tap the Left Hand finger  #4 at  the
same time as the Right Hand #1 finger,
then the Left Hand finger  #3 at the same
time as the Right Hand #2 finger, etc..

Left Hand    4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
Right Hand  1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3

Not quite as simple, was it ?

Don’t feel bad if you didn’t do it first time without error.

Why ?

Because patterns of 3 (right hand ) against patterns of 4 ( left hand ) are difficult on any instrument to master but this is a real problem all musicians face and never think about, let alone solve properly.

But let's keep going.  It gets more interesting.

Now, most people, when they are tapping their fingers do so in a wave pattern.

Meaning that most of the fingers are in the air while waiting their turn to tap.

Although this is ideal for some fingering patterns ( after proper training ), often the fingers of one hand or the other are required to remain seated on the keys while others are not.

Let's demonstrate just one brief fingering possibility.

So tap your fingers again on that table top and this time start with the left hand like before...

4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

BUT THIS TIME, we are going to do what I call "controlled tapping"

While holding down all the Left Hand  fingers down on the table, lift  finger #4 , keeping the other fingers firmly on the top, and tap the top.

Now lift # 3 , keeping the other fingers firmly on the top, and tap the top with it.

Then lift # 2, keeping the other fingers firmly on the top, and tap the top with it.

Lastly, lift # 1, keeping the other fingers firmly on the top, and tap the top with it.

Repeat this entire sequence 10 times without error, no unintended finger lifts or
out of sequence taps.

This should be slightly more challenging than the wave pattern we all do so easily.

You'll notice that I haven’t mentioned the speed of the taps. The speed of your wave
tapping was based on your natural ability. The speed of the controlled tapping,
holding non-tapping fingers in place on the top,  was probably the speed at which you
thought you could do it successfully without mistake, so you probably went slower.

After all, no one wants to appear even slightly inept with such a simple exercise !  

Human Nature.

Now ... Combine the two patterns and tap both left and right simultaneously for
30 seconds and without a single hesitation. Left hand fingers held down on the table
until their turn to tap and the right hand fingers in a wave pattern, always in the air
as you are tapping them.

Tap Left Hand "4" with the Right Hand #1, then Left Hand "3" with the Right Hand #2 and so on.

4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1     Left Hand Controlled Tapping
1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3     Right Hand  Wave Tapping
You probably couldn’t even start this one out correctly, let alone continue it without error, because your brain instantly overloaded.

Welcome to the very real world of Finger Technique and what's required of you
in order to play anything ! Even the most simple of pieces.

If you had difficulty with this exercise on a table top, how in the world do you expect to
master fingering patterns on your sax ?

"The Orosz Technique" is as much a training ground for the brain as it is for the hands and fingers and if you don't train both correctly and simultaneously, then all the time you spend "Trying to Practice Scales, Etudes and Music" won't improve your playing ability ! 
You're just wasting your time and energy.

Feeling a Little Frustrated ?

Don't feel bad. 

So ...how do you translate this simple finger tapping dilemma into a solution on your
instrument ?

Simple !

By learning to re-wire your brain so you can truly focus on only the finger movements that lead to playing effortlessly. 

Also, most Musicians, even advanced players, have tremendous degrees
of extraneous finger movement that makes playing a struggle. 

You need to avoid that trap as well.

"The Orosz Technique" starts with a unique set of exercises to get you thinking correctly about technique and then, step by step, walks you through the entire process of mastering your technique through three comprehensive courses as described on my web site.

No more wondering, "What do I practice next to improve my finger skills ?"

Start at the beginning with only your fingers, not at the end by playing music,
like most methods.

When you're finished with my lessons, you'll be ready to play music without the frustration you've grown so accustomed to week after week, month after month, year after year.

Don't put off being able to play the music you've been, up until now, just been
dreaming about playing.

We all want to improve our playing skills.  I can show how to accomplish
that sooner than later.  You'll enjoy playing your instrument more than you do now.

In my Full Method, I take 3 Unique Finger Motion Styles that "train" you out of the "Controlled and Wave" finger motion dillema.

I look forward to working with you ! 

Sincerely, ~ Jules

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