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Hanon Finger Exercises

Page One - Nos.1 to 5

On these web pages, the 20 original Hanon 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 at the bottom of the page and in the right-hand column (top).

Download the music for the Musicarta Hanon Exercises 1 to 20 here.

    Exercise 1

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.


 Rhythmic variation 1

Try a variation using the beat map on the right to liven up your performance. See this page for a video demo.


 Rhythmic variation 2

Here is a rhythmic variation in four-four. See this page for a video demo.



 Held thumbs

Cultivate finger independence with the Hanon held-thumbs technique. See this page for MS and video demo.







 Interval variation

Play Exercise 1 in sixths (above) or tenths (below). See this page for a video demo.




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.

    Exercise 2


  Shorthand MS

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


  Rhythmic variation 1

Use this same rhythmic variation template as for Exercise 1. Copy the sound file. See this page for a video demo.



 Rhythmic variation 2

Here is a rhythmic variation in four-four. See this page for a video demo.



 Held thumbs

Cultivate finger independence with the Hanon held-thumbs technique. See this page for MS and video demo.







 Interval variation

Play Exercise 2 in sixths. See this page for a video demo.




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

    Exercise 3



  Rhythmic variation 1

Use the Variation C template (right) for variety. See this page for a video demo.



 Rhythmic variation 2

Here is a rhythmic variation in four-four. See this page for a video demo.



 Held thumbs

For finger independence. See this page for MS and video demo.






 Interval variation

Play Exercise 3 in tenths. See this page for a video demo.






    Exercise 4

Here is the Exercise Four contour diagram and MS shorthand.



  Rhythmic variation 1

Use the Variation D template. Aim for a crisp, in-time performance. See this page for a video demo.



 Rhythmic variation 2

Here is a rhythmic variation in four-four. See this page for a video demo.



 Held thumbs

For finger independence. See this page for MS and video demo.






 Interval variation

Play Exercise 4 in sixths. See this page for a video demo.






    Exercise 5



 Rhythmic variation 1

Use Variation E template for your Exercise 5 rhythmic variation. See this page for a video demo.


 Held thumbs

For finger independence. See this page for MS and video demo.







 Rhythmic variation 2

Here is a rhythmic variation in four-four. See this page for a video demo.



 Interval variation

Play Exercise 5 in tenths. See this page for a video demo.







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MUSICARTA HANON SERIES

The Exercises
Combined Patterns
Hanon in Six-Eight
In Sixths and Tenths
[Two-four]
In Sixths and Tenths
[Six-eight]
Held Thumbs
(Preparatory)
Held Thumbs
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Rhythmic Variations
First Series
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