Hanon 3

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Note from C.L. Hanon:

  • Special exercise for the 3rd and 4th fingers of the hand.
  • The 4th and 5th fingers being naturally weak, it should be observed that this exercise, is intended to render them as strong and agile as the 2nd and 3rd.

Please note that I have accidentally switched Hanon #2 and Hanon #3. If you are using a Hanon book refer to Hanon #3 for this lesson.

Once you are able to play this on your own use the following tips to extend this lesson:

  • 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 the Hanon Exercise 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.
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