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Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist Part 1 (1-20)

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Charles Louis Hanon :
The Virtuoso Pianist Part 1 (1-20)
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xx Hanon Exercises
May 30, 2011, 09:18:02 PM by hawkranger

Hey guys how is everyone??
hope u are all doing great

Ok i was having some trouble with my left hand as it get tired easily but right now i can push little by little and am noticing some improvement

The questions are:
1. Should i play hanon with as much strength as i can in each finger ??
like should i try with each finger to get the highest sound possible??
cause when i try doing that my left hand get tired really fast

2. How many hours a day should i dedicate to hanon in your opinion?
right now according to mood some times i go for 2 hours and sometimes i only play 15 min with out stopping at all but after that my left hand is kinda useless xD am having trouble typing with my left hand now after finishing a 20 min straight only exercise 1 and 2 starting at 60 tempo about 4 times without stopping then 66 tempo about 2 times and finally 71 about 2 times xD
it is not much but my left hand couldn't handle all that at first
so i think it is getting better right?Huh
hope to hear what u think about this Smiley
thanx alot for the info
takecare all

xx Hanon Exercise #1 extreme left hand stress
May 23, 2011, 08:34:38 PM by hawkranger

Hey guys how r u all?
ok i have been playing keyboards for nearly 6 years now with my band but never practiced properly so when i decided to get started i found that i should start with Hanon book
and here when i started the #1 exercise my right hand was as expected can do the exercise at 108 tempo from first try
but the left hand after going throw exercise #1 two times at tempo of 60 i felt extreme stress and as expected "i think" the pinky and ring fingers are extremely weak
is this normal or maybe am doing something wrong with my left hand
i checked couple of vids on youtube to see the positioning and how the left hand work it seemed pretty normal to me but 2 times and i already had to stop for about 30 sec to try again and then 2 times and 30 sec rest
is this normal??
thanx for the info Smiley

xx Czerny V. Hanon??
January 08, 2011, 11:50:01 PM by musicluvr49

I've gotten different opinions about this, and I'd like to know which is better to improve technical skills. Thanks.

xx Scales/Hanon vs practicing passages from rep
December 25, 2010, 08:03:14 AM by rombusempire

Hi all,

I have read a lot of the posts regarding Hanon vs no Hanon. I am basically seeing that it is a half and half, but teh ones that are anti hanon are opting for scales, arpeggios, etc.

I have read some articles that technique exercises (even scales) are a waste of time because that same time can be beter spent on the difficult passages as the skills learned from technique exercises do not carry over 100% to teh peices but   using passages in a peice will carry over 100% to that peice, as well as other peices.

While all this theory is interesting, I woudl relaly like to know one thing...do professional concert pianists do any significant work on scales, arpeggios, Hanon, etc? Or do they only use difficult passages in teir peices for technical improvements?


xx So.. About Hanon
October 01, 2010, 05:19:33 AM by vincentl

I know this topic is already discussed too much, but I feel like I like Hanon's exercises. I need a little advice on this because I am a little worried; I spend 30 - 45 minutes on Hanon and scales, but does Hanon's exercises do more harm than good? I still play it musically though, being aware of staccato, legato, etc. Will it be alright to do some exercises of Hanon if I keep it that way?

xx hanon exercise
April 11, 2010, 02:49:03 PM by roseli

hi, can someone tell me what's the number of the exercise in the image? I bought the book, but I can't find it there, and my copy doesn't have that information... and is from a different edition.
thank you.

question Hanon Help.
April 07, 2010, 06:57:58 PM by fortissimo4

I don't know if I'm doing the Hanon Exercise correctly, well, I know I am doing it correctly what I mean to say is, my 5th finger is always so high up, and I do not want to develop bad habits. For bad habbits will be hard to correct later on, to give you a mental visual of what my 5th finger looks like while I'm doing the Hanon. For example imagine a male drinking tea "Pinky's out"... Is how my 5th finger is all the time. If this is wrong, please do tell me what I can do to condition myself to STOP doing that.

Thank You.
"I could be bound in a nut-shell and still count myself king of infinite space"

xx pro-hanon vs anti-hanon
December 18, 2008, 02:02:07 AM by ptyrrell

I'm am sure this topic has been discussed before but I wanted to throw it out there of who is pro-hanon and who is anti-hanon and why?

Personally I discarded hanon for a couple of years, where before I was playing hanon exercises as warm-ups.  I am not sure why but I have gone back to them but I have started going through the exercises slowly, HS as part of my practice routine.  I know they don't have a great deal of musical value,  I believe if approached in the right way can build endurance and finger strength.


xx Hanon and frustration
May 27, 2008, 05:08:34 AM by 8426

concerning hanon, am i supposed to only practice it slow? or should i play it at tempo? also,  i get super mad and frustrated at myself...i can't get the dexterity required in the sonata of mozar k 545 in the first movement...and then when i see people younger than i am playing it better it all goes down....i hate myself...i practice from four to six hours a day and still...i just don't seem to be advancing. also i'm learning violin. does violin impede piano? can someone give me some advice? how should i practice piano? scales, hanon, czerny, in what order? should i concentrate on one piece each day?

question Hanon and Czerny useless?
April 26, 2008, 08:13:24 AM by keyb0ardfweak

I just got to read on the internet that this exercises are good to develop the strenght of the fingers, which is good for beginner pianists and or amateur ones, cuz normally the strenght is greater in the thumb and in the index finger.

However, it said that this exercises are useless because each individual finger has its own strenght limit, which cannot be changed, so it may also be a waste of time for some people.
In my case, I just stoped playing hanon exercises cuz I was realising that I was getting nothing from it, that's why now I'm currently workin hard on scales and arpeggios, besides the other pieces I'm learning.

so what's your opinion??I'm totally agree with what it said.

xx Hannon Exercises
February 20, 2008, 05:11:46 PM by trampindenial

I'm thinking of taking up these exercises as I want to improve my technique, I just wanted to know if anyone here has tried them and whether they worked or not.

xx Hanon and Schmitt
January 04, 2007, 06:36:16 AM by rach3pianoconcerto

Just wondering your guys opinion on the Hanon technical exercises and Schmitt technique books.....Any of you use them.....Would you recommend them. I know people have also said good things about the czerny technical book to.Huh??

xx Getting Started
September 28, 2006, 09:10:15 PM by swim4ever_22

Ok. So I decided to pick up the piano after 10 years of never playing. This is what I've got to get me started:

Schumann's Album for the Young
Debussy's Children's Corner
Albert's Piano Favorites
Albert's Piano Classics
A bunch of sheet music by Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff from the sheet music archives.
Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist
Czerny: School of Velocity
Schmidt: Opus. 18

Now here's the question... where should I start? I know all my basic theory... such as rests, notes, their values, etc. I can read both clefs. I want to build up my repertoire and technique so that in a few years I'll be able to play some of the great works by Chopin, Liszt, and other composers. So where should I start?

xx Hanon
May 21, 2006, 12:04:28 PM by london_street

I keep reading about 'Hanon' on this board - does anyone have a link to a resource? (pdf etc)

(I managed to find links on this board to Cortot and Dohnanyi resources so I am hopeful.)

xx Is Hannon still considered useful?
February 27, 2006, 01:46:45 AM by schiu

Hi, in my ripe old age I have decided to learn the piano.  After a significant struggle, I found a good and dedicated instructor.  I have been at it for about a year, practicing at least one hour a day.

Here is my question: I understand that Hannon used to be standard material for developing technique.  My instructor believes that this is no longer the case and that the student's time is better used when technique is developed at the same time as interpretation.  In fact, he thinks that Hannon-type exercises may be detrimental by encouraging a "mechanical" approach to the piano.

I am curious to know how many of you think this way, and would like to hear you comments.


exclamation A Question about Hanon and Scales on Vacation...
December 03, 2005, 02:15:13 PM by arthurpianist

Please..im on vacation of my music university..and im playing the hanon...begining of the 1,2 and go..you know?...and i will study all the scales..This review will help my technique when i back to the my university??..

xx Hanon: even my preschooler knows
July 17, 2005, 05:51:22 PM by yamagal

to stay far away from it. 

I had ordered a Hanon book just before seeing the recent threads bashing it.  Well, I thought, I'll use it anyway - I practiced with it 24 yrs ago, after all. 

So anyway, yesterday, I was warming up for a few minutes.  My 3 y o son happily settled into the armchair beside the piano to hear the nice music.  He liked the scales, chords and arpeggios.  He was leaning with his ear near the side of the piano, to catch the notes, I guess.  Then I start in with the Hanon.  I am already getting to where I can play it smoothly and quickly and precisely, so it's not like I'm playing it "wrong".  Well, what does my little one do but lose the smile and quickly slide off the chair and scurry away!  LOL! 

I did the Hanon for a few more minutes, then it was into the repertoire and my son reappeared, smiling again.   Wink

xx I like Hanon
March 12, 2005, 07:56:13 PM by mikeyg

I've noticed that in this forum there has been a considerable amount of animosity towards Hanon.  While I too, when I first started playing it, disliked it sincerely, and found it to be boring and exhausting, after a month of playing I have found it immensly benificial.  I have more stamina, Power, control and evenness after playing it for only half an hour a day.  And at this point, it isn't really boring because I can think about other things as i play it.  I was wondering how all the other people on this forum got to the level that they are at without Hanon or another technical exercize book in less time than they would have playing Hanon.

xx Which Hanon exercise for 4th and 5th fingers
December 07, 2004, 05:59:37 PM by Toshiyo

I know they are good exercises to strengthen them but can anyone recommend any specific Hanon exericse?  (not sure which one to start)

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!

xx why hanon?!?!
November 19, 2004, 10:31:52 PM by julie391

of all books of technical exercises, why has hanon's the most popular?

i have seen all of the most popular exercise books, and this looks to be the least useful of all..


xx Hanon
October 17, 2004, 01:42:22 PM by BoliverAllmon

what are your thoughts on Hanon and why?


question What's wrong with Hanon?
August 22, 2004, 06:11:59 AM by Nana_Ama

Honestly I don't understand why Hannon is bad. I am relatively new to piano, I've only been laying for two years.  Some I've looked through the forum and I noticed that some people love Hannon while others dislike Hannon.  Why is it bad?  Why is it good?  I am really confused  Huh Roll Eyes Huh

-Nana Ama

xx Hanon Excercises
October 22, 2003, 06:13:42 PM by YuanHao

Hi everyone.  Smiley

I am a beginner piano student and recently (about three months ago) I started playing the Hanon excercises because my teacher told me to; however I've read that they're not as good as my teacher says.

I am not stressing my fingers and I play both hands equally (which means I have to slow down the RH). The first 20 excercises are easy with practice, however, the trills, tremolos and arpeggios tend to get really tedious. Is it good to practice Hanon or should I try some other excercises?

Thanks in advance.  Grin

xx hanon 60 exercises
July 22, 2003, 10:11:25 PM by liszmaninopin

How useful are Hanon's exercises overall?  I am considering taking up learning them, but am mildly leery because I have heard that they can be dangerous.  

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