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Author Topic: Weird question, but should a pianist practice dexterity exercises from books?  (Read 351 times)

Offline SketchMan3

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I recently got into keyboard and I found this old book by Charles-Louis Hanon called "Virtuoso Pianist" and it has o bunch of exercises that are supposed to improve your dexterity and accuracy on the keys, but it's not really musical. I read that people have criticized the method of practicing things like that because they aren't teaching musicality, but I'm curious what modern gospel pianists think.
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Looking back I wish I had stuck to those for independence. I see how important exercises are. Looking at the way Quennel Gaskins android Rodney East play they appear to have done those type exercises.
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