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The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises - Complete (Smythe Bound)

Complete (Smyth-Sewn)

By Charles-Louis Hanon

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The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises - Complete (Smythe Bound) (Complete (Smyth-Sewn)). Composed by Charles-Louis Hanon. Edited by Allan Small. For piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterworks Editions. Studies and Classical. Advanced; Early Advanced; Intermediate; Late Intermediate. Piano studies book. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text. 127 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.616).

ISBN 0739017330. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text. Studies and Classical. 9x12 inches.

The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. Exercises are sequenced so that in each successive exercise, the fingers are rested from the fatigue caused by the previous one. Translated from the original French, this Masterwork edition includes the complete Exercises 1-60 and is clearly engraved for easy reading. Hanon's original introduction is included. He recommends that a student have at least one year of experience before starting this book.

A General MIDI disk is available separately (Item #5715). The disk contains varied styles of accompaniments including pop, classical and jazz for Exercises 1-20.

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  • December 16, 2011 Excellent Product, but shipping mishap

    I absolutely love Alfred additions. they are attractive, easy to read, and up to date. I recommend getting smythe bound because you can take it to Kinko's and get a beautiful spiral put in it for around $5 along with a plastic cover sheet to product your product. Definitively...

    go with Alfred. Best name in music if you ask me.

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  • October 01, 2009 Finally Get Some Serious Piano Chops

    I've had this book since 1995,when I was in high school.It really helped me to get in shape enough to pass out of piano class in college and study piano as a elective,my technique was so good.However,I got lazy piano-wise,and stopped playing...

    them.Coming back to the piano,they're good to build,rebuild,and clean up your technique.Just use a little judgement on how many times to do the exercises.Overall,a great technical exercise book to have.

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  • May 13, 2008 Excellent site for shopping

    The book is very good for intermediate level. It has large prints and easily for kids to read. This site store very complete version of all the piano books. The price is very good as well. I have been shopping on this site for four years.

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