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Offline Archaic Torso of Apollo

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Piano Exercise Book
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:27:07 AM »
I've neglected my piano playing recently and want to get back into it. I think exercises would be a good way to start again.

Would anyone like to recommend an exercise book that is suitable for an intermediate-level player who hasn't played in a while?
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Offline Holden

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Re: Piano Exercise Book
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 04:57:21 PM »
I know many who aren't but I'm a fan of the Charles Hanon exercises entitled "The Virtuoso Pianist"
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Re: Piano Exercise Book
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 06:18:09 PM »
Let the Czerny v. Hanon games begin:

Offline Archaic Torso of Apollo

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Re: Piano Exercise Book
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 07:07:16 AM »
I've found a site where I can download Hanon exercises for free, so that might be a good place to start. Meanwhile, any thoughts on this book?

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Scales-Chords-Arpeggios-Cadences/dp/0739003682/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=5E0ETHY6GV1SRB9GPHC5
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Re: Piano Exercise Book
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 11:32:08 PM »
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Offline Archaic Torso of Apollo

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Re: Piano Exercise Book
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 08:42:35 AM »
formerly VELIMIR (before that, Spitvalve)

"Who knows not strict counterpoint, lives and dies an ignoramus" - CPE Bach