Years ago in college it was standard to do Hanon exercises...everybody just about did them. Now years later having recovered from an unrelated wrist injury (car accident) I went through special rehabilitation with a piano professor who promoted healthy, ergonomic playing. We briefly talking about Hanon and Philipp and he said "When you get home, burn them!" He wasn't joking.
So, I didn't actually burn them, but I didn't promote them. Now I'm in a situation with a few advanced students who could benefit from some technique building and I'm wondering what the thought these days is on Hanon and the like. Perhaps doing the exercises but in a different and ergonomic way is the answer...to be honest, I'm not sure.
What is everyone's experience with Hanon and how do you feel about it nowadays. Thanks in advance!