thestarsareright asked: I would like to append to my thoughts on Hanons. They do make excellent warmups and isolating technical difficulties to practice, but it is critically important that you play them with relaxed wrists. Tensing up and pushing yourself beyond your capabilities is extremely dangerous and can cause carpal tunnel and related issues. The strength built from playing Hanon and the piano in general is very...
I would just like to point out that this person...
http://peayeahknow.tumblr.com/ It’s brilliant!
That was a much more positive response than I...
moltovivace In a way yes. For me, it definitely helped with trills and my fingers are able to move faster and it’s more flexible after.. thestarsareright They definitely have their uses. piano-soprano depends peayeahknow As a beginner I’d say definitely yes. My teacher admits he hasn’t used them in 15 years but so much can be extracted from each exercise. moltovivace - I agree with...
What's your view on the Hanon exercises?
Do you find them useful?
abdominalmuscles replied to your post: Question for the musicians out there… That’s a rather good looking piano you’ve got there! What’s the sound like? I’m always nervous around baby grands as my latest experience with a Yamaha C1 was just awful! However, my piano teachers sounds brilliant. Oh, also, your piano stool looks dreadfully uncomfortable! Doesn’t...
Question for the musicians out there...
Feel free to answer with a picture, that’d be nice. Do also include any interesting info about it too! I’d love to read it. What piano do you own?
Another question for you pianists out there!
Who is your favourite composer at the moment?
thestarsareright answered your question: A question for you all Chopin, Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2, every semi-professional/advanced pianist and their grandmother’s ex-cleaning lady’s neighbour’s dog plays it. piano-soprano answered your question: A question for you all rachmaninov prelude in c # minor definitely I was somewhat expecting these two. I think as an encore they’re fine, but very...
A question for you all
What piece of music do you think is overplayed by advanced/semi-professional pianists?
The Piano Blog
Well, this is the start of my new blog! Dedicated to pianoforte, with the odd bit of music unrelated to piano here and there. Hopefully we’ll be able to compile a nice following of many of the pianists of tumblr. So, a very warm welcome to you all! ~Stevey~