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Are Hanon piano exercises good?
Hanon exercises are great for helping you isolate particular “riffs”, if you will, that are difficult to play. The idea being, if you repeat them ad naueseum, you’ll be able to play them. In the end, any given Hanon exercise will be useless unless you’re playing music with figures that are similar to the exercise.
How long does it take to learn Hanon?
It took me 18 month to get through all 60 of them, none of them up to speed. The most difficult were thirds and octaves over arpeggios and arpeggios and some others. I can do parts I and II in about one and half hours but too exhausted to do all three part in one session.
What is hanhanon piano practice?
Hanon piano exercises have been meticulously constructed to provide the optimum level of practice for pianists of all levels and abilities. The full series of exercises have a proven track record in improving technical skill, speed and precision stretching back well over a century.
What are the Hanon exercises?
If you’re an aspiring pianist, chances are you’ve heard of the Hanon Exercises before. But, if you’re not familiar, Hanon Exercises are a collection of short musical drills from “The Virtuoso Pianist” by Charles-Louis Hanon, originally published in 1873. They are focused on improving finger agility, muscle memory, and flexibility when playing.
Why do some pianists dislike Hanon?
Some pianists criticize the method for not working properly hand independence and argue that all the time spent doing Hanon exercises on a daily basis would be much more useful if invested in another way. These detractors consider them to be simple intuitive warm-up exercises.
How can I get closer to Hanon?
The best way to get closer to Hanon is to follow a global piano method that includes or does not include Hanon exercises and yourself in parallel to get closer to these exercises. Each person is different and these exercises are very effective for some and not for others.