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Offline gh0st511

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What could be the very basics?
« on: July 26, 2015, 08:48:47 AM »
What book could be helpful for building the basics of learning how to play the piano?

Czerny? Hanon?

I've heard hanon like exercises are mostly a waste of time (of course its helpful in some ways)

Then what book should I excecise with?

Offline mjames

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Re: What could be the very basics?
«Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 09:04:32 AM »
err, Czerny etudes are actually quite difficult. I think some of them are probably just as hard as Chopin's etudes, so don't underestimate him. As for hanon, i think he works best if you have a technique or idea you want to work on and or improve, otherwise it just ends up being mindless drill sessions. o.O

How about you get a 'how to play piano' books instead. They usually explain some proper and basic mechanics along with some easy sweet songs.

Offline chopinlover01

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Re: What could be the very basics?
«Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 09:52:17 AM »
+1 to mjames' post (as well as the new repertoire he's studying).
Also, it's generally best to stick with one method.
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Re: What could be the very basics?
«Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 01:45:04 PM »


I've heard hanon like exercises are mostly a waste of time

yeah....everybody's an expert aren't they...   


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