4 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why Hanon Exercises are Useless

  1. I get the reasons why to not use Hanon, but as a teacher I disagree. Hanon builds endurance. I explain to my students how different exercises compare to normal physical execise and compare Hanon to running. I compare Dohnanyi (like in the first video he shares) to weight training. Hanon is also a wonderful warm up, exspecially when the room is cold. It also gets students moving their arm and wrist in what eventually becomes a natural motion that won’t happen playing many other exercises.

  2. I can tell you that as an older pianist (60 yrs young) Hanon is a tremendous benefit to me not only as a warm up when my hands are stiff as I begin, but also as a method to maintain strength. Having played professionally for over 40 years, I don’t even think about the notes, just how my hands and wrists move. I play Hanon and scales until I feel the blood flow in my arms. Works every time.

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