Improve your piano dexterity
IMPROVE YOUR PIANO DEXTERITY.
LEARN WITH WKMT SOME GREAT STUDIES TO WARM-UP AND DEVELOP YOUR PIANO FINGERING.
Anthony Elward, a piano teacher at WKMT, has written a new article to express some different points of view in regards to Hanon and The Virtuoso Pianist.
I bet the most of the pianists that might be reading this post know and even have practised Hanon piano exercises. There are sixty exercises with which we improve and train the strength, dexterity, speed and agility for the fingers and wrists. Hard exercises split into three different sections that we need to go one by one in order to be able to master the last ones.
Once we mastered all the previous sections, the idea suggested is to train them all on a daily basis to keep the technique. What he called: Virtuoso Technique.
It was claimed by many of the greatest ones such as Rachmaninoff. As it seems, it was used by the Russian conservatories in a time that Russia gave the best pianists.
However, nowadays there are many detractors, based on its unmusicality. They think it is too mechanical and it does not serve as repertoire, which it makes no sense for any pianist.
In this article, we will see the points in which Hanon is better and in other points, we could also train and improve those skills with any other studies or etudes.
Read it fully in the link aforementioned. Do let us know the etudes you use for your piano fingering and warming-up.