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Piano technique exercise N°8 in C

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Piano technique exercise N°8 in C

60bpm,   2 repeats

Notes by C. L. Hanon :

  • Very important exercise for all five fingers.

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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: 12
  • #1

    will (Wednesday, 20 August 2014 01:49)


  • #2

    tangram-channel (Friday, 13 February 2015 12:53)

    If you don't want to download all the PDFs one by one,
    you can download the whole package of 240 piano exercises.


  • #3

    Ana (Saturday, 18 March 2017)

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

  • #4

    Dan (Sunday, 28 May 2017 13:49)

    Thank you for your site. The link to download #8 appears to be broken.

  • #5

    Funkiwi (Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:31)

    Link to exercise #8 is still broken ?

  • #6

    ludo (Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:38)

    Thanks for your job. Is it possible to update download link for exercice n°8 in C ?

  • #7

    Tracy (Saturday, 25 November 2017 21:56)

    Thank you for your site. Please take a look at the link for exercise #8 in C.

  • #8

    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

  • #9

    Grandma (Monday, 22 January 2018 13:19)

    Hello??? The link to Exercise #8 in C is still broken. Any chance it will be fixed soon?

  • #10

    Mari (Monday, 05 March 2018 18:14)

    Almost a year since original post and still link is not fixed. I wonder if anyone is actually reading these comments. I have contacted them via email twice regarding the missing sheets but no one seems to respond at all. Its a shame since these lessons are helpful. Wish they would fix these.


    Exercise N°6 in Db
    Exercise N°6 in Gb
    Exercise N°6 in Ab
    Exercise N°6 in A
    Exercise N°6 in B

    Exercise N°7 in Eb
    Exercise N°7 in A

    Exercise N°8 in C
    Exercise N°8 in B

  • #11

    Bruce Simonds (Thursday, 08 March 2018 17:27)

    Excursive #8 is not available in C. The download results in a system error.

  • #12

    Giovanni Sanchez (Tuesday, 05 June 2018 01:34)