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Piano technique exercise N°12 in C

Piano technique exercise N°12 in C

60bpm,   2 repeats

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The Virtuoso Pianist by C. L. HANON
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Notes by C. L. Hanon :

  • Extension of the 1st and 5th fingers.
  • Exercise for the 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers of the hand.

How to practice piano more effectively :

  • Practice each hand separately first.
  • Practice this exercise slowly in the beginning (metronome on 60). If you played it easily, and precisely with the metronome, move the tempo up one notch. Continue to practice in this way until you reach 108 bpm.
  • Try to practice Hanon Exercise N°12 in the other keys, starting with the white keys (C, D, E, F, G, A, and B) and then going to the black keys (D-flat, E-flat, G-flat, A-flat, and B-flat).
  • Practice with various dynamics. Practice soft, loud and everything in between.
  • As you practice, vary the touch. Play staccato, play legato, and play two-note slurs.
  • Practice in different rhythms.
  • And as Charles-Louis Hanon recommends it, practice the exercises by lifting the fingers high and with precision, playing each note very distinctly.


We hope the above tips will help make your piano practice more efficient.

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Mike (Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:18)

    2nd bar is missing (?)

  • #2

    Mike (Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:23)

    ah no it is as the original with a sixth as the outer interval...sorry...all good!

  • #3

    Allan (Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:40)

    Mike is not alone and we thought the same (or that the initial G should be an A). However, it is as it should be.

  • #4

    FLAVIO NUNES (Monday, 25 February 2019 18:37)

    quanto anos sera pra chega nessa velocidade de 108