'The study of the piano is now-a-days so general, and good pianists are so numerous, that mediocrity on this instrument is no longer endured. In consequence, one must study the piano for eight or ten years before venturing to perform a piece of any difficulty, even at a gathering of amateurs. Now, how few persons are in a position to devote so many years to this study!'...
Piano method introduction translated from the French by Dr. Theodore Baker.
'Transcendent Exercises for Preparing the Fingers for the Virtuoso Exercises.
Practise the exercises in Part II, like those in Part I, with the metronome at 60; similarly practise all the following piano exercises where the tempo is not indicated, and gradually'...
The Man Behind The Virtuoso Pianist: Charles-Louis Hanon's Life and Works.
By Andrew Adams and Bradley Martin
'Though Charles-Louis Hanon has been known around the world for more than a century—most notably from his last name emblazoned on the front of the Schirmer edition of his piano exercises—his life and other works have largely been ignored in the scholarly literature. As we approach the bicentenary of his birth, the time has come not only to examine Hanon’s place in piano pedagogy, but also to explore the life of this quiet, devout man'...
Links to articles about piano technique
An efficient way to build piano technique is to play scales daily as a workout and a warm-up for your fingers, along with Hanon exercises.
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