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