Hanon or Czerny?



Asked by: Christine Ghorbani

Czerny is more ‘musical’ than Hanon, so maybe more enjoyable. Hanon is much simpler, and much easier. The thing about scales is that they are good, but they are one type of pattern only: the etudes/exercises are much more varied (and Hanon includes scales and arpeggios).

Are Czerny exercises good?





It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student, or even if you are finally starting to gain command of scales and arpeggios—Czerny exercises are beneficial for everyone! Unfortunately, Czerny has developed a reputation for his exercises being mechanical and monotonous, but I disagree wholeheartedly.

Should you practice Hanon?

Use Hanon To Practice Mindful Playing/Practicing



When an exercise becomes mindless, it becomes useless. Being mindful when you’re playing and practicing is an important skill to develop. It will make your practicing more efficient and your playing more natural.

What Czerny book should I start with?

School of velocity – op. 299 – one of the most famous of Czerny’s collections it might be a good starting point for you.

How many Czerny exercises are there?

40 exercises for developing speed in playing scales, arpeggios, and other techniques. 50 exercises for practicing legato and staccato in many different musical contexts. A collection of short studies covering many aspects of piano technique. 60 etudes for developing a more advanced technique.

Is Czerny good for sight reading?





czerny 599 is great for sight-reading. i use it on my students – they have to sight-read a few etudes in class, with me, then go home and work on them.

How do you practice with Czerny?

So lively textures versus more lyrical textures. And a few strategies that you can use and different ways that you can hold your hands to accentuate those characters in your playing.

Who taught Czerny?

He studied piano, first with his father, Wenzel Czerny, and later with Ludwig van Beethoven and knew and was influenced by Muzio Clementi and Johann Nepomuk Hummel. He began teaching in Vienna at age 15; among his pupils were Franz Liszt and Beethoven’s nephew, as well as other celebrated pianists.

How do you pronounce the name Czerny?

Chain chain chain chain chain chain.

What did Czerny say about Liszt?

His playing was… irregular, untidy, confused, and…he threw his fingers quite arbitrarily all over the keyboard. But that notwithstanding, I was astonished at the talent Nature had bestowed upon him. Liszt became Czerny’s most famous pupil.



Did Chopin and Liszt meet?

Liszt met Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849) shortly after the latter’s arrival in Paris in September 1831 and attended his Paris debut at the Salle Pleyel on February 26, 1832. Displayed along with the playbill for this concert are the first piano solo edition of Chopin’s Piano Concerto, op.

Who taught Beethoven?

Gottlob Neefe

Gottlob Neefe was Beethoven’s first full-time teacher, but he would never know of his pupil’s great fame and success. Gottlob Neefe was Beethoven’s first full-time teacher.