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The left hand gives out in passages o pianista virtuoso slight difficulty; the fourth and fifth fingers are almost useless for lack of special exercises for these fingers, which are always weaker than the rest; and when passages in octaves, in tremolo or trills occur, they are usually executed only by dint of exertion and fatigue, so that the performance is very incorrect and wholly wanting in expression.

For several years we have labored to overcome this state of affairs, making it our aim o pianista virtuoso unite in one work special exercises which render possible a complete course of pianistic study in far less time.

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To attain this end, it sufficed to find the solution of the following problem: If all five fingers of the hand were absolutely equally well trained, they would be ready to execute anything written for the instrument, and the only question remaining would be that of fingering, which could be readily solved.

O pianista virtuoso this volume will be found the exercises necessary for the acquirement of agility, independence, strength and perfect evenness in the fingers, as well as suppleness of the wrists o pianista virtuoso all indispensable qualities for fine execution; furthermore, these exercises are calculated to render the left hand equally skilful with the right.

Excepting a few exercises, to be found in several methods, the entire book is our o pianista virtuoso work. These piano exercises are interesting, and do not fatigue the student like the generality of five-finger exercises, which are so dry that one requires the perseverance of a true artist to summon up courage to study them.

An Introduction by Charles Louis Hanon

These piano exercises are written in such a o pianista virtuoso that, after having read them a few times, they can be played in quite a o pianista virtuoso movement; they thus become excellent practice for the fingers, and one loses no time in studying them.

If desired, any of these finger exercises may be played on several pianos simultaneously, rousing a spirit of emulation among the students, and habituating them to ensemble-playing.

All descriptions of difficulties will be met with.


o pianista virtuoso The exercises are so arranged, that in each successive number the fingers are rested from the fatigue caused by the one preceding. Exercises 21 - Labeled "further exercises for the development of a virtuoso technique. Part 2 includes scales and arpeggios.

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Exercises 44 - Labeled "virtuoso exercises for mastering the greatest technical difficulties. This part includes repeated notes, repeated double notes, scales in thirds and octaves, tremolos, and more.

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After all three parts are mastered, Hanon recommends all exercises o pianista virtuoso played through daily to retain technique. Criticisms[ edit ] The most common criticism of the Hanon exercises is that having students drill on purely physical exercises results in an unmusical, mechanistic attitude toward the piano.

Critics [1] argue that practicing in an unmusical way dulls one's musical instincts, especially when forced upon children and beginners though in the introduction he does state that the book should be begun a year or so after beginning piano studywho need to cultivate their musicality rather than inure themselves to rote physicality.

It is also argued that it is more efficacious to practice one's musicality as one practices one's technique; training in most art forms involves practicing technique, however repetitively, within artistic context.

It is further argued that musicality drives technique; the flow of o pianista virtuoso expression is a potent motivator to finger agility.

An Introduction by Charles Louis Hanon - Piano finger exercises in all keys

In the o pianista virtuoso accompanying his work Hanon considered his exercises less "dry" than other "five-finger exercises". Some detractors, such as Abby Whiteside have dismissed the very notion of o pianista virtuoso independence which they are intended to encourage, insisting instead that only a technique based on the use of the humerus can be effective.

There is nothing more dulling than hours spent mindlessly going over finger patterns. This does not prepare you to o pianista virtuoso either a pianist or a musician.

Too often, teachers assign technical exercises as a shortcut to technical mastery.