Daily finger training is essential for piano progress.
Even if you are still a piano beginner, you may eventually have a chance to play something like Beethoven’s sonata, but you need to build up more muscle strength than you have now to play a big piece of music that lasts 15 to 20 minutes. Therefore, we would like to introduce three sheet music books that we recommend for your daily finger training.
Hanon Piano Teaching Book
Hanon is so famous that many of you have already practiced it. It is a collection of exercises focusing on scales and arpeggios, with plenty of ornaments such as trills and tremolos. Since it is composed in a variety of keys, we highly recommend this sheet music for piano beginners to get used to the tunings.
Moszkowski 15 Exercises
Compared to Hanon, these pieces are more melodic and attractive, and you can learn how to play polyphonic melodies and legato techniques. Although this collection may be a bit difficult for beginners, it will become more and more fun to play as you perfect your skills, so please give it a try.
Czerny’s practice books include Nos. 100, 110, 30, 40, 50, and 60. Like Hanon, many of the pieces focus on scales and arpeggios, but they are also well-tuned, so you can learn how to play rich harmonies in addition to basic techniques. By the way, as a trivia, Czerny is a man with an amazing career, having been taught piano by Beethoven and piano by Liszt.
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