(Piano Method). Since the first release of this classic Schirmer edition over 100 years ago, almost anyone who has taken piano lessons for more than two years has played from The Virtuoso Pianist . Millions of copies have been sold of these progressive exercises which guide a player's technique, building finger independence and strength. This was the first American edition released of this music, and remains a classic at a remarkably affordable price.
283 pages/240 exercises. The Virtuoso Pianist (Le Piano Virtuose) by Charles-Louis Hanon, is a compilation of sixty exercises meant to train the pianist in speed, precision, agility, and strength of all of the fingers and flexibility in the wrists. First published in Boulogne, in 1873, The Virtuoso Pianist is Hanon's most well-known work, and is still widely used by piano instructors and pupils. The first part, consisting of exercises 1 - 20, is labeled "preparatory exercises." These are also the most famous exercises.
The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. Exercises are sequenced so that in each successive exercise, the fingers are rested from the fatigue caused by the previous one. Translated from the original French, this Masterwork edition includes the complete Exercises 1-60 and is clearly engraved for easy reading. Hanon's original introduction is included. He recommends that a student have at least one year of experience before starting this book. A General MIDI disk is available separately (Item #5715). The disk contains varied styles of accompaniments including pop, classical and jazz for Exercises 1-20.
Hanon, Virtuoso Pianist, Book 2: Exercises 21-43. The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. This revised edition is designed for intermediate level pianists, includes Exercises 21-43. Contains Hanon's original introduction.
(Piano). The famous finger training exercises by Hanon for specifically improving strength, dexterity and independence: They cover basic techniques and typical musical contexts which can be transferred to all kinds of styles. New edition with clearly legible notation and modernized texts.
The exercises are carefully designed to (1) strengthen the weak fingers of the hand (3-4-5), and (2) teach patterns of notes that recur not only in classical music but in melodies of all types of music. Each exercise varies in a manner that rests the fingers worked on in the previous exercise, so you can play through a series of them without overly tiring out your hands. For this reason they work great as warm-ups. The book is divided into three sections of 20 exercises each. I use the first 20 as warm-ups, playing them for about 15 minutes. The later exercises are more advanced and teach things like fast running octaves, arpeggios, and repeated notes.
In Sixty Exercises, Complete (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925): the Virtuoso Pianist
Author: C. L. Hanon
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Studying the exercises in Hanon's "The Virtuoso Pianist "is a rite of passage for serious piano players-and it has been for over 100 years. A staple of conservatory curricula around the world, the thorough technical training offered by this book is unmatched by any other. Hanon's drills are divided into three distinct sections, progressing from simple to complex. The first set aims to develop strength and independence in the fingers. The second set moves on to scales and arpeggios. The final group of exercises is considerably more difficult and focuses on surmounting the greatest technical challenges of piano playing. This part includes repeated notes, repeated double notes, scales in thirds and octaves, tremolos, trills, and more. "The Virtuoso Pianist "is a challenging and instructive book for players of all ages, skill levels, and traditions.
Viennese composer, pianist and renowned teacher Carl Czerny (1791-1857) wrote more than a thousand works, including masses, operas, orchestral, chamber and piano works. But his fame rests on his many studies and exercises for the piano. These are new editions, newly engraved, with introductory articles in English, for the moderately advanced pianist, in progressive order of difficulty.