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Learning Hanon - Part 1

A step-by-step approach to the most well-known piano technique method

Released on July 24, 2013

Watch also the Second Part and the Third Part of this video.
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jmcilvaine * VSM MEMBER * on June 8, 2015 @1:46 pm PST
Hi Robert, love your videos! Just turned 54 years old, never had formal music lessons, but love music! Self taught myself to play (mediocre) chords in both piano & guitar since my teens, so lots of bad habits picked up. Would like to (finally) get more serious. What's best route? Hanon 60 exercises still recommended?
Robert Estrin on June 8, 2015 @4:49 pm PST
Almost anything you play will help you get back into piano. Start with music you played before. I wouldn't restrict your playing to only non musical exercises like Hanon. You will be more successful if you enjoy what you are doing - play music!
robertfields * VSM MEMBER * on October 2, 2013 @11:27 am PST
Robert that's a great idea
When I do the Hanon
I only do the first one
But in all 12 keys
Robert Fields
Robert Estrin * VSM MEMBER * on October 3, 2013 @1:02 pm PST
That's an interesting technique. Some people play all the major scales with C-major scale fingering. There are many creative exercises you can create!
Zuhair Bakdoud, M.D. on August 23, 2013 @7:34 pm PST
I wonder if you could suggest a good metronome; I do not have one. Thank you very much!
Robert - host, on August 26, 2013 @11:22 am PST
Digital metronomes with a knob for setting speed are best. You can go to your local music store or check out online resources. Make sure they have a loud, clear tick. There are also several good metronome apps for iPhone and Android phones that are decent (although they lack the convenience of a a knob for setting speed). Be sure to un-accented beat which many metronomes default to. You just need consistent ticking for most applications.
Garry Corbett * VSM MEMBER * on July 31, 2013 @4:31 pm PST
Same comments as Ross. Marvelous teaching method !
Bravo ! Thank you so much !
justin jay on July 26, 2013 @11:02 pm PST
very useful thanks ...
Fulvia * VSM MEMBER * on July 24, 2013 @4:54 pm PST
Great reminder lesson! just like my mother used to teach me!
Thanks, Robert.
Ross * VSM MEMBER * on July 24, 2013 @8:55 am PST
I think you have a wonderful way of teaching and making all complicated points so easy to understand. At the risk of sounding stupid, I'll admit that no one had ever explained to me the real reason for curling your fingers(i.e. the different lengths of fingers!!). I knew it was good to do but Now I understand why it is so important!!
Humberto Cruz * VSM MEMBER * on July 24, 2013 @5:39 am PST
As usual, very useful video.
Humberto Cruz, VSM member
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