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Piano technique exercise N°8 in C

Piano technique exercise N°8 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 :

  • Very important exercise for all five fingers.

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°8 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: 18
  • #1

    Ana (Saturday, 18 March 2017)

    Boa noite
    Foi muito importante pra mim encontrar esse material disponível gratuitamente
    Obrigada !

  • #2

    Arthur (Saturday, 02 December 2017 08:28)

    If you have ears, you can listen whole exercise. If you have a brain, you can understand which finger to use when playing these notes backward. Is it difficult?
    Please write on paper - backward sequence is GECBDCED and fingers for right hand 54213243 and left hand 12453423.
    Another way - open for example Exercise No.8 in D and take a look on how sequence is built in both parts. There also are right finger numbers ;)
    Have a good exercisssssing! :P

  • #3

    Boyoung (Wednesday, 22 August 2018 02:23)

    Is the download link broken?

  • #4

    Fátima Barreto (Thursday, 30 August 2018 11:25)

    The download of exercise 8 in C Pdf is not avaible.

  • #5

    Gary Beltran (Wednesday, 26 September 2018 19:25)

    Hanon No. 8 is not downloadable. Here is the prompt when trying to download as followed:
    NoSuchKeyThe specified key does not exist.2743680/download/2942591011A7855B6548ED2CC3heB6UvSGO9pHobPv6aZb82LNgLqlZ/6yhZtK3+370GhfCDtzepB+mUZiDvkAFJAWFzGesRHqCoc=

  • #6

    Rosecleide (Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:32)

    Amei conhecer esses exercícios, já baixei e vou começar o quanto antes, muito obrigada por nos proporcionar esse produto gratuito.

  • #7

    Ezar (Wednesday, 24 October 2018 23:44)

    Hanon C no. 8 PDF isn't downloadable. Broken link?
    Please, fix.

  • #8

    Seth (Monday, 29 October 2018 22:16)

    Could you please fix the broken link for No. 8 in C?

  • #9

    Jenn (Monday, 12 November 2018 22:46)

    Please fix this link!!!!!

  • #10

    Gaspar (Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:33)

    8 in C

  • #11

    Richard (Wednesday, 23 January 2019 12:53)

    Great resource. I tried to download exercise 8 but it leads to a page with XML. Is it possible to correct the problem so that I can download this exercise. My thanks.

  • #12

    Dario (Monday, 04 February 2019 08:09)

    The Exercise N°8 in C.pdf has problem for download



  • #13

    Rahul Agrawal (Wednesday, 06 March 2019 06:05)

    The link provided by Gaspar actually downloads exercise 7 in C and not 8. Currently I downloaded Exercise 8 in D and am practicing for C, so that is another way to continue learning.

  • #14

    Jan (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 04:23)


    You're welcome :)

  • #15

    Asher (Monday, 05 August 2019 20:38)

    This link worked for me to download ExcersizeNo. 8 inC

  • #16

    Asher (Monday, 05 August 2019 20:43)

    Sorry it downloaded Db.
    Do not use my link above

  • #17

    Asher (Monday, 05 August 2019 21:10)

    I just found a copy online:


  • #18

    Tom (Monday, 02 September 2019 11:43)

    exercise N°8 in C is not downloadable. Could you please repair the link? Thank you very much in advance.
    Kind regards