One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An exercise on the piano for all the fingers on both hands.
- ‘Book I consists mostly of five-finger exercises on the middle-C position, hands alone.’
- ‘Technically, Lang was astounding, hurling off torrents of double octaves as though they were five-finger exercises, and finding accents and nuances within the densest of textures.’
- 1.1 An easy task.
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- ‘The problems of form and function will yield only to a joint solution that makes the ingenuities of the most ambitious novel writing seem like a five-finger exercise.’
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