Hanon Exercise no. 18 is an exercise for all 5 fingers.
It is performance time. Here I play Erik Satie’s Nocturne no. 1
The Nocturnes stand apart from Satie’s piano music of the 1910s in their complete seriousness, lacking the zany titles, musical parody, and extramusical texts he typically featured in his scores of the time.
Building on phrasing from Exercise 1, Exercise 2 of Czerny’s Op. 599 introduces us to some new technique and a different theme.
Building on Exercise 1, Czerny Exercise 2 of Op. 453 gets a bit more complex with more technical facility required.
In Hanon, Exercise no. 17 we focus on many extensions, the extension of the 1st and 2nd finger, 2nd and 4th finger as well as the 4th and 5th finger. It is also an exercise for fingers 3, 4 and 5.
Czerny is an excellent source for learning and revising different technique. It is different to Hanon in that it has more musical value and no other composer has come close in integrating skills with exercises. In his first Exercise of Op. 599 we start out with basic independence, broken chords and phrasing as well as counting the basic note values.
In this Hanon Tutorial, we have a look at Exercise no. 16, an exercise for the extension of the 3rd and 5th finger and also an exercise for fingers 3, 4 and 5.
The first exercise of Czerny, Exercises for the piano, Op. 453.