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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: 17
  • #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

    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.

  • #4

    Louis FU (Saturday, 21 November 2020 15:27)

    Dead link here. Thanks for sharing.

  • #5

    Kaykappel (Sunday, 06 February 2022 20:38)

    Still a dead link here. :) Just updating!

  • #6

    Achan (Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:13)

    Still a dead link - look forward to a new link!

  • #7

    #8 Error (Saturday, 30 April 2022 17:54)

    Number 8 can't be downloaded.

  • #8

    Monique (Thursday, 01 September 2022 07:54)

    Link for #8 is still dead

  • #9

    YK (Tuesday, 20 December 2022 04:24)

    Anyone can share the pdf if you have here since the download link is not working. Thanks.

  • #10

    JP (Sunday, 05 February 2023 20:45)

    The download link seems to be broken (for the C scale at least).

  • #11

    Sarah (Friday, 10 March 2023 19:37)

    Exercise no. 8 in C is a dead link. Any chance of updating this? Thanks

  • #12

    tom (Sunday, 14 May 2023 13:22)

    and here is a working link:

  • #13

    tom (Sunday, 14 May 2023 17:58)

    sorry, messed up, link is wrong

  • #14

    NYERO JOHN BOSCO (Thursday, 12 October 2023 07:58)


  • #15

    JANE (Tuesday, 19 December 2023 21:27)

    Continues to be a dead link.

  • #16

    sarah (Thursday, 07 March 2024 04:17)

    still dead

  • #17

    Gale (Thursday, 07 March 2024 05:24)

    The pdf for this exercise does not exist.