Hanon

The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercise


Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises for the Piano for the Acquirement of Agility, Independence, Strength, and Perfect Evenness: Complete (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925)



This review is from: Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises for the Piano for the Acquirement of Agility, Independence, Strength, and Perfect Evenness: Complete (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925) (Paperback)

"As a child, I hated technical exercise books like this. I remember the old teacher with the ruler, the Bartok book, the red pen, the check marks the circles, and ahhhhhhhhhh... I shudder...

But now, years later, I've not only become a professional Jazz musician, but I teach too, and you know something, even though my particular method of teaching involves very little reading (mainly because I teach Jazz improv) this is the one book that not only do I recommend to my students, but also that I've started picking up again, because actually the exercises are relevant to players of all levels.

The reason is because regardless of what type of music you play, the finger pattern exercises in this book are universal and relevant. On the surface they look very simple, almost childish compared to some of the more nightmarish books (Czerny, anyone?) but the truth is, once you've mastered them, melodies will fall under your fingers and hopefully you'll feel as home on your piano as you do on your computer keyboard ..."

By Eddie Landsberg "My 10th year as a reviewer ! ! !"



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