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Can anyone recall the movie where a piano player was using an apparatus to strengthen (or stretch) their ring finger. I keep picturing AMADEUS but i can't find references. If not, does any one know of a piano player who was documented as having used such tools.The tool had a string and pulley.

  • I believe this should be over at Movies SE – Shevliaskovic Oct 14 '17 at 9:25
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Robert Schumann supposedly injured his hand with a device designed to strengthen the fourth finger.

http://ericsams.org/index.php/on-music/essays/on-schumann/116-schumann-s-hand-injury-some-further-evidence

His hand was injured but the actual injury has now acquired the patina of legend.

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