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Topic: Technique  (Read 1970 times)

Offline amee

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Technique
on: April 18, 2003, 05:18:17 AM
What is the best book for learning technique out of Hanon and Czerny?  Or are they both about the same?

Thanks.
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Re: Technique
Reply #1 on: April 18, 2003, 05:50:12 AM
Both are good. Hanon is very boring, Czerny exercises are more nicer.

But i don't practice any of these.  Because the progress is very slow.
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Re: Technique
Reply #2 on: April 18, 2003, 06:39:17 AM
Thanks Frederic. :)
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Re: Technique
Reply #3 on: April 18, 2003, 09:54:25 AM
Also Book 3 of Hanon is extremely difficult and those exercises are very well known for causing RSI.
Some of them make you play thirds for something like 5 pages. Ouch!
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Re: Technique
Reply #4 on: April 18, 2003, 09:57:48 AM
There are various other exercises like the Dohnanyi exercises which are very good. But you got to be careful in choosing exercises. Some people make exercises just to be clever and they are not much use at all!
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Re: Technique
Reply #5 on: April 19, 2003, 09:56:45 AM
What would you recommend?
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Re: Technique
Reply #6 on: April 19, 2003, 11:57:04 AM
Scales, Dohnanyi, passages from your pieces that you find technically tricky  ;)
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