C. Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises for The Piano (Complete)

C. Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises for The Piano (Complete)

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Hanon’s hugely popular Virtuoso Pianist improves your piano technique through sixty progressive studies, giving you the finger agility and strength to become a virtuoso pianist!

Hanon’s famous exercise book

Charles-Louis Hanon was a famous virtuoso pianist from France, who composed this series of exercises - now the most widely used exercise book among piano teachers and students. The original book has been used for well over 100 years, and this version is updated by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, to make it more relevant for contemporary pianists.

Sixty progressive exercises

Hanon’s sixty exercises for two hands are based on scales, arpeggios and other patterns, and aim to develop your piano technique, focusing on agility and equal finger/hand strength. The exercises get harder through the book, starting off with ‘preparatory exercises’ for different areas. The book focuses a lot on fingering, practising different fingering changes until you have mastered movements such as ‘turning the thumb under’, extending fingers wide, reaching octaves and different intervals (e.g. 3rds, 6ths) and quadruple- and triple-trills, and other skills like tremolo, chromatic scales, repeated notes in groups of 2, 3, 4,  and dominant/diminished sevenths. The music is fully labelled with fingerings and articulation.

A full piano playing workout

Being a virtuoso pianist (a player with outstanding technical ability) requires rigorous technical practise as well as practising pieces, and this book is designed to train you in all the important skills for virtuoso playing:

  • To improve the agility, strength, ‘perfect evenness’ and independence of your fingers, and increase the suppleness of your wrist
  • To solve the common problem of poor strength in the 4th and 5th fingers, and the left hand being weaker than the right
  • Aims to equally train all five fingers of both hands

The intro to each section tells you:

  • How to move your fingers, hands and wrists in that exercise
  • Articulation
  • How to practise the exercises
  • What this exercise improves

The notes from the author encourage you to play through the exercises you have learnt every day. The book is designed so that once you’ve mastered the first three exercises, you play them back to back, and so on until you can play the whole book. Hanon said that in order to become a true virtuoso pianist you should play through the whole book front to back once a day (the whole book takes one hour to play through)!

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Hanon’s hugely popular Virtuoso Pianist improves your piano technique through sixty progressive studies, giving you the finger agility and strength to become a virtuoso pianist!

Hanon’s famous exercise book

Charles-Louis Hanon was a famous virtuoso pianist from France, who composed this series of exercises - now the most widely used exercise book among piano teachers and students. The original book has been used for well over 100 years, and this version is updated by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, to make it more relevant for contemporary pianists.

Sixty progressive exercises

Hanon’s sixty exercises for two hands are based on scales, arpeggios and other patterns, and aim to develop your piano technique, focusing on agility and equal finger/hand strength. The exercises get harder through the book, starting off with ‘preparatory exercises’ for different areas. The book focuses a lot on fingering, practising different fingering changes until you have mastered movements such as ‘turning the thumb under’, extending fingers wide, reaching octaves and different intervals (e.g. 3rds, 6ths) and quadruple- and triple-trills, and other skills like tremolo, chromatic scales, repeated notes in groups of 2, 3, 4,  and dominant/diminished sevenths. The music is fully labelled with fingerings and articulation.

A full piano playing workout

Being a virtuoso pianist (a player with outstanding technical ability) requires rigorous technical practise as well as practising pieces, and this book is designed to train you in all the important skills for virtuoso playing:

  • To improve the agility, strength, ‘perfect evenness’ and independence of your fingers, and increase the suppleness of your wrist
  • To solve the common problem of poor strength in the 4th and 5th fingers, and the left hand being weaker than the right
  • Aims to equally train all five fingers of both hands

The intro to each section tells you:

  • How to move your fingers, hands and wrists in that exercise
  • Articulation
  • How to practise the exercises
  • What this exercise improves

The notes from the author encourage you to play through the exercises you have learnt every day. The book is designed so that once you’ve mastered the first three exercises, you play them back to back, and so on until you can play the whole book. Hanon said that in order to become a true virtuoso pianist you should play through the whole book front to back once a day (the whole book takes one hour to play through)!

Click Here to Read More...

Delivery Information

UK delivery is FREE on all orders over £20, either online or from our high-street shop! Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:

Saver
(usually 2-3 days)
FREE for orders over £20, otherwise £2.49
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 48. For a guaranteed delivery please use our 'express' delivery.
Standard
(usually 1 day)
£2.49 for orders over £150, otherwise £3.99
Usually Delivered within 1 Day, occasionally 2 days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 24.For a guaranteed delivery please use our 'express' delivery.
Express
(Next Day)
FREE for orders over £350, otherwise £8.99
Delivered Next Working Day (from dispatch) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: for larger items like guitars please place your order before 1pm to ensure same day dispatch.
Express Saturday Delivery
(Next Day)
£19.99
Order on Friday for delivery next day on Saturday. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: there is a 2KG limit on this delivery service - if you are ordering heavier products like guitars please contact us for a quote.
Click & Collect
(within 2hrs)
FREE
Order online and collect (usually within 2hrs) from our high-street store in Monmouth, South Wales. See opening times/directions

In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

In the EU? See our European Delivery options

 

Easy 30 Day Returns

Occasionally you may need to return items – please return your item(s) within 30 days to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund. Different rules apply for business-to-business orders. Read our full returns policy here



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Hanon’s hugely popular Virtuoso Pianist improves your piano technique through sixty progressive studies, giving you the finger agility and strength to become a virtuoso pianist!

Hanon’s famous exercise book

Charles-Louis Hanon was a famous virtuoso pianist from France, who composed this series of exercises - now the most widely used exercise book among piano teachers and students. The original book has been used for well over 100 years, and this version is updated by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, to make it more relevant for contemporary pianists.

Sixty progressive exercises

Hanon’s sixty exercises for two hands are based on scales, arpeggios and other patterns, and aim to develop your piano technique, focusing on agility and equal finger/hand strength. The exercises get harder through the book, starting off with ‘preparatory exercises’ for different areas. The book focuses a lot on fingering, practising different fingering changes until you have mastered movements such as ‘turning the thumb under’, extending fingers wide, reaching octaves and different intervals (e.g. 3rds, 6ths) and quadruple- and triple-trills, and other skills like tremolo, chromatic scales, repeated notes in groups of 2, 3, 4,  and dominant/diminished sevenths. The music is fully labelled with fingerings and articulation.

A full piano playing workout

Being a virtuoso pianist (a player with outstanding technical ability) requires rigorous technical practise as well as practising pieces, and this book is designed to train you in all the important skills for virtuoso playing:

  • To improve the agility, strength, ‘perfect evenness’ and independence of your fingers, and increase the suppleness of your wrist
  • To solve the common problem of poor strength in the 4th and 5th fingers, and the left hand being weaker than the right
  • Aims to equally train all five fingers of both hands

The intro to each section tells you:

  • How to move your fingers, hands and wrists in that exercise
  • Articulation
  • How to practise the exercises
  • What this exercise improves

The notes from the author encourage you to play through the exercises you have learnt every day. The book is designed so that once you’ve mastered the first three exercises, you play them back to back, and so on until you can play the whole book. Hanon said that in order to become a true virtuoso pianist you should play through the whole book front to back once a day (the whole book takes one hour to play through)!