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Left hand    11:51 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021          

BlackShadow2804
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Posted by BlackShadow2804

Hey, so I'm currently learning a pretty hard song and in one part the left hand is just back ground music, as in its timing doesn't match up with my right hand. The playing pattern for my right hand is very difficult and requires my full attention.
Do any of you have any learning techniques I can use for my left hand so I can play it without having to think about it?

Thanks


Re: Left hand    01:18 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021          

SahirH
(3 points)
Posted by SahirH

Can you attach the part of the score where you're having trouble ? I don't normally do this, but a lot of people recommend practising hands separately for complex passages. Once you've learnt each hand to your point of satisfaction, it can get easier to bring them together. Don't necessarily expect the hands to click together well after the first practice session or two. Most of the actual learning happens during sleep as your brain is making the connections then. And the other thing is to just break the passage into much smaller chunks that you can play more comfortably. and advance incrementally learning the next small segment. How small a segment ? Divide it into a segment small enough that you can learn it to a decent level in maximum 20-30 minutes. Like I said, it would help to the see the score of the section you're having problems with.


Re: Left hand    11:00 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021          

BlackShadow2804
(8 points)
Posted by BlackShadow2804

Ok, I'll try doing that. I guess I never realized the connection can be automatic like that, but it does make sense.

Sorry, I can't attach a photo... I'm pretty new to this forum and don't have enough "points"


Re: Left hand    11:05 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021          

BlackShadow2804
(8 points)
Posted by BlackShadow2804

Here's a link to the photo:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tyFiwpmeqVRBcYSaA


Re: Left hand    12:04 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021          

SahirH
(3 points)
Posted by SahirH

So its mostly triplets on the Left hand against sextuplets on the right hand. Since the number of notes divide to a whole number, if you want to still practice hands together you can do so by focussing on playing 2 notes in the right hand against one note in the left hand for all those sections. This approach isn't good for when you start getting things like 9 notes in one hand against 5 notes in the other (plenty of those uneven divisions in Chopin, for example), but when you can evenly divide the number of RH notes against LH, you can definitely practice this way. Hope this helps !


Re: Left hand    14:17 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021          

BlackShadow2804
(8 points)
Posted by BlackShadow2804

Ok, I think I understand what you're saying.
Thank you!


   




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