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The Virtuoso Pianist by C. L. HANON
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Louis (Friday, 07 September 2018 04:10)
Why, in the second half (measure 15) is the first descending interval a fourth and not a third as it is in the first half?
In the first half, the interval of a third between the first and second notes forces an interval of a fourth between the fourth and fifth notes, causing an extension between fingers 3 and 5 of the right hand as described in Hanon's notes.
However, in the second half, the interval of a FOURTH between the first and second notes forces an interval of a THIRD between the fourth and fifth notes. Thus there is no extension between fingers 3 and 5 of the LEFT hand. The only extension is between fingers 1 and 3 of the left hand, but that's not as challenging.
It seems odd that the left hand is ignored, especially as Hanon explicitly states in the beginning that both hands will receive similar practice.
Is there some reasoning or counterbalancing exercise I'm missing?