An essential reference for piano students and professionals for decades, The Virtuoso Pianist is more commonly known as "The Hanon Book." Its popularity is well warranted, as it serves as an excellent method for building strength and dexterity on the keyboard.
These exercises should be employed as a regular part of any player's practice routine, regardless of ability level. While the notation and fingerings can appear challenging to the beginner, the method is designed to gradually introduce comfort and mobility around the piano. To help break down the first two exercises into a less daunting form of notation, I've created a worksheet called Hanon Simplified, which is available on the Reference page