Lesson 65 Playing With Hands Together

Creative Music Piano Instant Piano Let's Learn To Use The Pedal!
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So notice that we have not yet even approached the pedaling because pedaling is usually the last thing you should add. You want to make sure that your fingers know where they're going and when. Get that coordinated, and then add the pedaling when you're ready, because that's just one other physical activity that you have to think about. Okay? So don't overload yourself, prematurely. Alright, let's find our spot.

Fourth finger on E, first finger on being the left hand, right hand, first finger on E. Let's play that all together. Just play that here we go play. Now hang on to that left hand, let the right in step up to F sharp, and then to G. And then to a. You're going to play almost the same thing as you know, the only difference is that slight rhythmic change. So again, let's play it measure to be one keeps going. Let's see out again from the beginning, so we're not even counting yet.

We're just kind of coordinating these movements ready. Here we go play. Left hand stays put right here goes up. Now, left hand has to look because it's gonna play again, play together. And then the rating keeps going. Now from here, left hand has to lift and move down the right hands going to play fifth finger.

So that might take some time to coordinate perfectly fine. We're not worried about rhythm right now. play together, and this is gonna be heavy. Again, left hand stays put right hand plays its melody, which you've been practicing so you know it. Can you repeat that? Okay, let's play these two measures again.

Now notice when the left hand is listed To repeat, I'm not lifting my right hand. But that takes some coordination. If you need to lift them both, that's fine. I'll show you what that looks like. So you can lift both hands. Okay, let's play those two measures together and you can lift Here we go.

You can lift both hands if that's what you wanted to do right now. Good. We're gonna put those four measures together from the beginning. And again, when your left hand lifts your right hand, feel free to let it lift. Okay? The goal is to gain hand independence.

But that takes time. It's like saying I want to run a mile in six minutes. Well, you got to start somewhere. Maybe you just have to run down the block or even walk down the block and it might take you five minutes to go a quarter of a mile or You know, an eighth of a mile, you got to start somewhere, right? So if you need to lift both hands, in order to lift one, that's fine. Let's go for the beginning.

Nice and light. Let's play here. You can lift both hands if you need to. Lift and lift and move it down. Okay, pause here and practice this as many times as you need to come back when you're ready. Now we're going to practice the rest of the piece.

In this case, the right hand is going to hold and the left hand is going to move to the left and get some exercise here which is great. Let's find our starting place right here on 31st finger on D, fourth finger on a Left hand finger on D play together on beat one softly. Hold the right hand word is notice I'm just jiggling it here to show you how relaxed it is we're not squishing down. Okay, now the left hand keeps going. You can lift both hands here. Now, pick up right hand move to BMG, left hand, fourth finger on E. Let's play that heavy.

And then lightly here. So let's play again. These last few measures. Find your starting point right hand, first finger on D, fourth finger on a fifth finger on D. Are you ready? Let's play. Hang on to the right hand.

Attempt please repeat that with that modification of rhythm. Pick up both and move. I'm able to move between the keys very easily because I've been doing this a long time for you might be a little bit longer of a thought process like where am I going, that's fine. Pause the video here and practice that to come back when you're ready to put the whole thing together. Now we're going to go from the very beginning with counting, we've already practiced counting, so that's not new and we've practice hands together, and that's not new. But putting all that together is somewhat new.

So you're expanding your capacity. Now, as a musician, find your starting point, left hand, fourth finger on E, first finger on the right hand, first finger on E. I'll count us off. One, and two, and three, and, four. And one and Count with me. Two, and, three, and, four. Yeah.

Two, and. Three, and, four. And and, three, and. Four, and. One, and, two and, three and four in two And, three, and four, and 123 and, four, and. three and, four and, two and three, and four, and, one, two, and three, and four.

And let's repeat. One, two and, three and four and. One and two and 343 and four, and one and two, and three, and four and. One, two and three and four and 123 and four and 123412 and three and four, and one, and, two, and three, and four. And practice with me as many times as you like. Then pause the video and practice on your own, making sure to count out loud and keep a nice steady beat.

You can go a lot slower than this if you need to. You can practice in small sections, saying the note names out loud in each section. And then you can put all the sections together saying the note names or you can take a small section, practice saying note names, practice it with counting, and then do the same for the next section. And then put all the sections together saying the note names. And then again with counting. There's not really one right way to do it.

But what really helps is that you do small sections with lots of repetition, and you're aware of what you're working on. For example, finding the right notes or Working on the pedal or getting the right rhythm. That's why we count out loud and say the note names

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