Hanon Exercise No. 16
from The Virtuoso Pianist - Part 1
Hanon Exercise No. 16: Extending 3rd & 5th fingers
This is Hanon exercise No. 16 from The Virtuoso Pianist, Part I by C. L. Hanon. You can pick your preferred tempo. But first it's best to practice slowly so that you can hear if you are playing every note evenly. We also highly recommend to practice with hands separately first so that you can hear if you are playing evenly. Make sure to lift the previous finger when you go to the next finger to maximize the strengthening exercise. If you are doing well you may practice with hands together and also increase the tempo gradually.
This exercise is written only in one octave. However, you may practice 2 octaves by starting one octave lower than how it's written. This exercise No. 16 requires your right hand 3rd and 5th fingers to extend between the interval of 4th while ascending. You'll feel the slight stretch. Your right hand pinky needs to properly land on the specific note each time you extend. During the descending, your left hand 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers will exercise a lot. You may feel getting tired in those fingers. Go slowly and try to exercise properly by lifting each finger independently. It's more important to play and exercise properly than playing fast.
After you get good at it you can also experiment all these exercises by playing in the different key (not only in the key of C) and also experiment with different tempos. However, always follow the suggested fingerings. Fingerings are written down only in the 1st and 2nd measure when ascending section starts and when descending section starts.
To learn more about the creator of The Virtuoso Pianist, Charles Hanon, please visit our "About C. L. Hanon" page.
About this sheet music and what it includes:
- No. 16 from Part 1 of The Virtuoso Pianist (See other numbers of exercises)
- By C. L. Hanon
- Pages: 1 page of exercise
- Fingerings: First 2 measures of ascending & descending
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
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