Hanon Exercises 1 to 5

On these web pages, the exercises are split up five per page, with a 'jump-to' block at the top of the page for ease and speed of navigation and a by-page navigation block in the right-hand column (top).

Jump to:

No.1

No.2

No.3

No.4

No.5

Here is the full music (MS) for Exercise One

This is the 'contour diagram'.


  Shorthand MS

Using shorthand MS (="manuscript" - the written-out music) will take your mind off "the dots" and help you focus on your playing.

 Variation

Try a variation using the beat map on the right to liven up your performance.

Study the contour diagrams to appreciate the different up-down shapes of the various exercises. These sound-shapes are what you eventually know and play.


  Shorthand MS

Play from the shorthand MS and/or the contour diagram as soon as you can.

  Variation

Use the same variation template as for Exercise 1. Copy the sound file.


Play the next exercise from the contour diagram and the shorthand MS. If in doubt, use the full MS in the workbook.

  Variation

Use the Variation C template (right) for variety.




Here is the Exercise Four contour diagram and MS shorthand.

  Variation

Use the same Variation C template as above. Aim for a crisp, in-time performance.



 Variation

In a relaxed, four-four 'triplet feel'.




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