The Virtuoso Pianist (Le Pianiste virtuose) by Charles-Louis Hanon ( – ), is a The exercise is then repeated in reverse down two octaves to the starting C. The exercises are intended to be practiced in groups of three, except for the. Hello there all you beautiful, intelligent purveyors of music. I’m progressing very well indeed on the piano practicing at least 2 hours a day. Page 1. Hanon #2. Ascending. Ascending. 1 2 5. 12 5 4 3 4 3 2. Piano. 2:{.:•••• ..•••••••••••••••••••.:•.•.. 5 3 1 2 3 2 3 4. 5 5. 6s. ••. ด •••••. 6.

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As you practice, vary the touch. Not because it’s easier which would defeat the purpose of the exercise as they were designed to make you move your fingers in as many different combinations as possible and not as in the easiest way as possible. The Piano Education Page. But coming back to matter in hand, if you look at the left hand fingering suggestion you’ll see that finger 3 is used 3 times while finger 4 only 1.

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Piano Technique Exercise N°2 – Piano finger exercises in all keys

Too often, teachers assign technical exercises as a shortcut to technical mastery. However, the applicability of these nineteenth-century exercises has been questioned by some piano instructors today. Dorothy Taubman is one of banon well known pedagogues who campaigns against technical exercises, asserting that they do far more damage than good.


As you practice, vary the touch. In the notes accompanying his work Hanon considered his exercises less “dry” than other “five-finger exercises”.

Piano technique exercise N°2 in C

The fingering remains constant in all keys. Practice this exercise slowly in the beginning metronome on Adobe Acrobat Document 1.

Practice soft, loud and everything in between. Write a comment Comments: It is further argued that musicality drives technique; the flow of musical expression is a potent motivator to finger agility.

We hope the above tips will help make your piano practice more efficient. How to practice piano 2# effectively: You may promote Hanon exercises by printing and sharing the PDFs.

The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises – Wikipedia

First exercise from the Virtuoso Pianist. In my mind, the question should not be whether or not to use technical exercises, as much as how to think physically janon the piano.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. There is nothing more dulling than hours spent mindlessly going over finger patterns. Seems easier to me.

The exercises are intended to address common problems which could hamper the performance abilities of a student. David Wednesday, 18 May By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat If you played it easily, and precisely with the metronome, move the tempo up one notch. Continue to practice in this way until you reach bpm. This article needs additional citations for verification.


This assures a smooth ascend. You can also transpose Hanon exercises within the cycle of fifths.

Download the free piano sheet music. Practice with various dynamics. After all three parts are mastered, Hanon recommends all exercises be played through daily to retain technique. This hankn not prepare you to be either a pianist or a musician.

The most common criticism of the Hanon exercises is that having students drill on purely physical exercises results hsnon an unmusical, mechanistic attitude toward the piano. We hope the above tips will help make your piano practice more efficient. The Virtuoso Pianist by C. Practice in different rhythms. Special exercise for the 3 rd and 4 th fingers of the hand. How to practice piano more effectively: Continue to practice in this way until you reach bpm.

PDF Format – pages – Piano exercises. Some detractors, such as Abby Whiteside have dismissed the very notion hanoon finger independence which they are intended to encourage, insisting instead that only a technique based on the use of the humerus can be effective. When this exercise is mastered, repeat the preceding oneand play both together four times without interruption; the fingers will gain considerably by practising these exercises, and those following, in this way.

Play staccato, play legato, and play two-note slurs.

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