This useful resource 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 and we have added a new 2 against 3 variation that really work. The checklist helps keep the motivation high to complete all 20.
In this technic tutorial, Jamie gives an overview of the Shaak Hanon Variations, demonstrates technique and reviews the checklist found in the Shaak Hanon Variations Piano Book. These 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 feel and how they use the same pattern for all the variations of articulation and musical punctuation.
“I LOVE the visual clarity and pedagogical organization of the Hanon Variations. The clear visuals are a great help. This simple and accessible technique resource is much needed support for teachers. I love how the fundamental technical concepts are addressed via variations on Hanon No.1. It will be especially helpful with transfer students. Thank you, Jamie and Carolyn!” Chee-Hwa Tan, NCTM