Customer Reviews for Hanon Revisited - Contemporary Piano Exercises
Location: from Philippines
January 17, 2012
Best taken after the original
The editors Gold and Fizdale were trained in Juilliard (under Rosina Lhevinne if I remember correctly). That just goes to show the quality of this work. They applied countrapuntal and rhythmic techniques, essentially making the Hanon exercises more useful and effective. The student should study a couple of the original first and then shift to this edition later.
12 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Little Rock, AR
December 4, 2008
A Giant Step Forward
Initially mind-boggling for the Hanon player. Presents real learning problems in fast two-voiced playing of different rhythmic patterns. Also, the exercises sound much better than the original Hanon. in my opinion, an excellent work which deserves wider publicity. This work is quick to identify technical problems. The student should therefore play slowly, resolving difficulties as they arise, before considering any increase in tempo.
28 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Canada
June 24, 2008
Great ...except that you have to keep on doing
Very good book for keeping your fingers in a good shape and ready to play other pieces after...if you want to fully benefit from it, you have to finish the book first, and after to keep practicing day by day increasing the speed gradually. Is like having a meal special designed for the fingers :)) All in All great book with great results !! And for the new part I can say that is really intersting the counterpoint that is flourishing from switching the fingers in differnet position --contrary or parallel motions ...the new rhytmical stuff is really good for speed and accuracy...this study can produce some nice ideas in improvisation or bass lines for jazz lovers If you love precision youre gona love this book as well...ohh by the way , get a metronome cuz' is reaaallly necesary sometimes !!!
23 of 40 people found this review helpful.