(Music Sales America). Inspired by Charles-Louis Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist the essential technical method for any classical player these new volumes present a modern-day equivalent for the musician seeking to play the key piano styles of the 20th century. Each book develops basic technique and true facility in each genre through authentic, progressive exercises and etudes. The music in these books is fun to play for pianists at every level, building the necessary skills in each style while providing extensive musical and stylistic insight.
|Publisher:||Music Sales America|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Hanon are great exercises, but it's important to do a variety of exercises. Going through 50 Hanon Exercises each day may be a little overkill and somewhat unbalanced, especially if you're playing them all at the same tempo. I couldn't play at all unless I warmed up for 45 minutes. What I learned was, in addition to 'exercises' it's important to play some tunes... Try some of these: -Hanon 1st exercise, all keys quarter note 100 -All Major scales, 4 octaves, various tempi -Apreggios - same -Pick one or two a day of the following: Brahms 51 exercises Pischna Schmitt Preparatory Exercises Bach Two Part Inventions Chopin Etudes, Waltzes (anything really) Scott Joplin rags Blues - in various keys Tunes you'd play on gigs in different keys each day just mix it up and don't spend more time on exercises than you do playing tunes.