Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Rethinking Hanon

Been away to Tyneside for Easter, and the only practice has been on the note-recognition app.  Which has given time for some thought about how to best use practice time "going forward". This is a fairly effective hatchet job on Hanon.  What chimes most with me is that Hanon is mostly both hands doing the same thing, an octave or two apart - but when do you need that to play something?

A quick google got me to Bach's Prelude 1 in C Major. And I'll print that out and get started on it tomorrow. I've also got the music for We'll Gather Lilacs... and that looks quite simple. Sorry M Hanon, you're getting the elbow: Johann and Ivor are much more interesting companions.