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Piano technique exercise N°20 in C

Piano technique exercise N°20 in C

60bpm,   2 repeats

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The Virtuoso Pianist by C. L. HANON
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Piano technique exercises 1 to 20

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Notes by C. L. Hanon :

  • Extension of the 2nd and 4th fingers.
  • Extension of the 4th and 5th fingers.
  • Exercise for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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°20 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: 2
  • #1

    Erasmus (Saturday, 17 May 2014 06:45)

    I only practice/play piano music that I truly LOVE! That said, I truly LOVE this one particular C.L. Hanon #20, because it really 'works' for me, in that it's the very best technical study/exercise that I've found so far over my many years of self-taught piano instruction that most effectively 'extends' fingers 2, 4, & 5; and, really 'strengthens', in close legato' all the fingers of BOTH hands -- it's a really enjoyable study, too! At first I learned this #20 study the H.S. (Hands Separate) method, which I learned from Dr. Louis Kohler's Op.300 Method Book, and then only after mastering it H.S., I only then began playing this one study H.T. (Hands Together), as this is really the very best way to learn 'any' piano piece(s) or books! One should study 'all' of Hanon's Book I this way, H.S., then after mastering each one at a time go on to H.T., then, and only then, can all of the Hanon#'s 1 - 60 studies be 'mastered' to ones very best ability! Happy playing!

  • #2

    Erasmus (Saturday, 17 May 2014 06:52)

    Also, I forgot to mention: "One should only practice/play piano music that one truly loves, because if one truly loves that piano music, then one will truly enjoy playing it each day -- and then piano practice won't seem like 'work', but truly more like 'play', each and every day!"