The Virtuoso Pianist (Le Pianiste virtuose) by Charles-Louis Hanon ( – ), is a The exercise is then repeated in reverse down two octaves to the starting C. The exercises are intended to be practiced in groups of three, except for the. Hello there all you beautiful, intelligent purveyors of music. I’m progressing very well indeed on the piano practicing at least 2 hours a day. Page 1. Hanon #2. Ascending. Ascending. 1 2 5. 12 5 4 3 4 3 2. Piano. 2:{.:•••• ..•••••••••••••••••••.:•.•.. 5 3 1 2 3 2 3 4. 5 5. 6s. ••. ด •••••. 6.

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Too often, teachers assign technical exercises as a shortcut to technical mastery. There is hwnon more dulling than hours spent mindlessly going over finger patterns.

Hanon Exercise N°2 in D – Piano finger exercises in all keys

You can also transpose Hanon exercises within the cycle of fifths. Continue to practice in this way until you reach bpm. I have a question regarding this exercise. The exercises are meant to be individually mastered and then played consecutively in the sections they are placed in.

Piano technique exercise N°2 in D

In the notes accompanying his work Hanon considered his exercises less “dry” than other “five-finger exercises”. It is easier to assign pages from an exercise book than to analyze and break down the physical elements in a specific difficult passage of music If you played it easily, and precisely with the metronome, move the tempo up one notch.


The Piano Education Page. Hsnon published in Boulogne, inThe Virtuoso Pianist is Hanon’s most well-known work, and is still widely used by piano instructors and hankn. How to practice piano more effectively: Views Read Edit View history.

These include “crossing of the thumb”, strengthening of the fourth and fifth fingers, and quadruple- and triple-trills.

Download the free piano sheet music. Practice each hand separately first. Download the free piano sheet music. Practice soft, loud and everything in between.

How come in the left hand part, it is the finger number 3 and not number 4 that plays the second note? Special exercise for the 3 rd and 4 th fingers of the hand. The Virtuoso Pianist by C. The jumps for both hands are done between fingers 1 and 2.

If you played it easily, and precisely with the metronome, move the tempo up one notch. Certainly, indiscriminate practicing of exercises can damage a pianist just as forcing repetition of hwnon difficult piece.

The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises – Wikipedia

Some detractors, such as Abby Whiteside have dismissed the very notion of finger independence which they are intended to encourage, insisting instead that only a technique based on the use of the humerus can be effective. The Piano Lessons Book: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Apart from increasing technical abilities of the student, when played in groups at higher speeds, the exercises will also help to increase endurance.


The aim is to train fingers 3 and 4, not making 5 and 4 jump. Seems easier to me. Adobe Acrobat Document 1. We hope the above tips will help make your piano practice more efficient.

The exercises are intended to address common problems which could hamper the performance abilities of a student.

Practice with various dynamics. When this exercise is mastered, repeat the preceding oneand play both together four times without interruption; the fingers will gain considerably by practising these exercises, and those following, in this way. Practice this exercise slowly in the beginning metronome on Play staccato, play legato, and play two-note slurs.

The fingering remains constant in all keys. It is also argued that it is more efficacious to practice one’s musicality as one practices one’s hznon training in most art forms involves practicing technique, however repetitively, within artistic context.