Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist In Sixty Exercises For The Piano (Complete)

Books | Piano

Publisher: G. Schirmer
Composer: Charles Hanon
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

For the acquirement of agility, independence, strength, and perfect evenness in the fingers, as well as suppleness of the wrist.

ISBN: 9780793525447
No of pages: 116
Language: English
Catalogue No: GS25697

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        9 out of 10


        GB Jazz pianist
        The initial exercises in the Schirmer edition are invaluable for any pianist wanting to improve their technique. The script on the page is easy to read.
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        Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2018
        Published on: 12 February 2018
        10 out of 10


        Thornton West Yorkshire GB Amateur musician age 65
        I started piano lessons recently and the Hanson book was recommended by my teacher.
        The exercises help to understand correct fingering .
        This is really useful and I have done the first few excercises every day for 3 weeks and feel more confident already. Really good to understand the bass clef and make forth finger stronger.
        For a younger learner it would be helpful to copy sections of the exercises onto manuscript paper as the full page could look a bit daunting to a new student.
        Confirmed purchase: 28 September 2016
        Published on: 20 October 2016
        10 out of 10


        Lambourn GB piano player for fun
        Good for 4th and 5th finger exercises
        No not yet
        Confirmed purchase: 09 July 2015
        Published on: 27 July 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        I have recently started to play the piano again after a break of many years and have found this book of exercises an invaluable aid for strengthening, and making more supple, my out of condition fingers.
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        It is really the very book I am after.
        Anonymous - (Gateshead, United Kingdom)
        An excellent book to develop the finger muscles. This book may be not very melodic, and very 'scalistic', but it teaches finger dexterity, and clarity on the piano.
        Anonymous - (Rotherham, United Kingdom)
        The Virtuoso Pianist is indispensable for beginners and professionals alike. The exercises serve brilliantly as 'warmers-up', and ideally the first twenty should be played by students before they attempt anything else. The fingering is especially useful, and regular practise will quickly strengthen the fingers. 'Lapsed pianists' like myself will find that even after a prolonged period of not playing at all, they will rapidly and painlessly enable you to reach your previous level of agility.
        Anonymous - (Heathfield, United Kingdom)
        It is really the very book I am after.
        Anonymous - (Gateshead, United Kingdom)
        Very good, great finger exercises for all. Beginner and advanced.
        Anonymous - ()
        This will be any pianist best friend to have. Really does see some difference after playing exercise number 1 through to 4. Good for 4th and 5th strength building especially for those with small hands.
        Anonymous - (Lightwater, United Kingdom)
        This book is both the saviour and bane of all pianists! The exercises are specially graded and get gradually more difficult as the book progresses. I have already noticed the improvement in my finger strength after practicing from this book for a few weeks. I would really recommend this book to either beginners or more advanced players. Whilst it is a fantastic book, you need to pace yourself so that you don’t get bored. Make sure you actually play some ‘proper music’ alongside this!
        Anonymous - ()
        A good, complete edition of this classic series of exercises. Be warned: there is no point undertaking exercises if they are being played with the wrong technique. Learn a good technique from a teacher who knows what they are talking about, and then use Hanon.
        Anonymous - ()
        I've not had alot of chance to really get into this piano excersise book, but from what u have done from it, i feel, it's definitely beneficial for your finger strength, already my 4th and 5th on each hand are feeling a wee bit stronger and that's just by working on the first excersise. Definitely a book for the aspiring "Virtuoso", or just to get your fingers in good shape.
        Anonymous - (Airdrie, United Kingdom)