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Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises, Complete (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925)

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  • 1. They can serve as your daily warm-up.
    Charles-Louis Hanon first published his book of exercises for “the virtuoso pianist” in 1873 as a technical workout, so to speak, and it still serves as one today. Instead of flipping through old curriculum books or sheet music, trying to decide on a gentle, easy way to warm up your hands and arms, use a Hanon exercise. Over time and with practice, the notes themselves will become practically forgotten and only the motion will remain.

    Sure, you could buy a technique book, a book of warm-ups, and a book of “finger-strengthening exercises,” and work with all three every day. And some of you may be advised by your teachers to do so, based on your past playing experience and future goals. But if you’re a middle-school-aged pianist or older, and you’ve studied piano for at least a year, here are three reasons that you should be playing Hanon exercises every day:

  • 2. They’re great at strengthening your hands and wrists.
    Forget gadgets and devices that claim to make your hands and wrists stronger and increase your playing speed. Playing Hanon exercises daily with proper technique works to do both. And what’s even better is that each exercise works to develop different fingers, or sometimes, all of them!

    Sure, you could buy a technique book, a book of warm-ups, and a book of “finger-strengthening exercises,” and work with all three every day. And some of you may be advised by your teachers to do so, based on your past playing experience and future goals. But if you’re a middle-school-aged pianist or older, and you’ve studied piano for at least a year, here are three reasons that you should be playing Hanon exercises every day:

    How to instantly change your exercising methods (for the better) OVERNIGHT without increasing the amount of time you practice.

  • Author Topic: Does practicing Hanon Exercises help increase speed on the piano?  (Read 624 times)

    Charles-Louis Hanon was a 19th century piano teacher and composer. The Hanon exercises remain popular today with many piano teachers (but not all), as a useful and motivating way to increase finger technique. The studies are divided into three parts of progressive difficulty, and the idea is that you should become proficient at the first part of Hanon exercises before you attempt the second, and so on. Within each part, the exercises should be played consecutively, without a break.

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There is no question that there are many accomplished pianists who use Hanon exercises. However, but might be useful for warming up or keeping the hands in good playing condition. I think there are many better pieces for warming up than Hanon, such as etudes, numerous Bach compositions, and other easy pieces. The skills needed to play any significant piece of music are incredibly diverse and numerous - almost infinite in number.