Czerny and Hanon are both popular composers of technique-builders – that is, exercises for your fingers to make you better at playing piano.  But do they work?  In today’s video, I’ll weigh in with my own thoughts, while doing my best to give an unbiased perspective on this topic.

Czerny exercises can be found here.

Hanon’s exercises are here.

Thanks for watching!


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First Instruction in Piano Playing (100 Recreations)
Piano Technique. Composed by Carl Czerny (1791-1857). Edited by Adolf Ruthardt. Piano Method. Instruction, Classical. 52 pages. G. Schirmer #LB445. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50255000).
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The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises – Complete (Comb-Bound)
Complete. Composed by Charles-Louis Hanon. Edited by Allan Small. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterworks Editions. Studies and Classical. Piano studies book (comb-bound). With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text. 127 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.616C).