Shaak Hanon Variations teach tone and touch at the piano and improves technique.
Over the years, Bernard, Carolyn and Jamie Shaak have developed wonderful variations on C.L. Hanon’s Exercise No. 1 to help improve and strengthen various aspects of a pianist’s technique. The variations teach tone and touch at the piano and improves technique while developing strength, and gaining finger independence by altering the rhythm, dynamics, and patterns between the hands. If you are a teacher your students will love the way these piano exercises feel and how they use the same pattern for all the variations of articulation and musical punctuation.
Shaak Hanon Variations is a useful resource which includes 20 variations, short excerpts showing how each variation should be played, and a checklist that can be used when learning and practicing each variation! The students love learning these and getting faster and faster. The checklist helps keep the motivation high to complete all 20.
Watch Shaak piano students perform 20 variations from the Shaak Hanon Variations Piano Book.
📥The Shaak Hanon Variations Book is available in both print and downloadable PDF at Shaak Hanon Variations *Studio License Available!*
Learn the Shaak Hanon Variations with Jamie Shaak in these Piano Tutorials.