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Windy Millet
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Left hand tips

Post by Windy Millet » 22 Jan 2017, 23:02

Hi

New to the forum and new to the piano. Turned 50 and decided I wanted to learn, my wife kindly got me a entry level arius 141. Now taking lessons and looking at you tube also, can anyone give me advice on left hand independent lessons tips, struggling a bit with that, tutor say it will just click, but loving the challenge, (practice for about an hour a day in 30 minute spells) just wish I had the gut to take the plunge years ago.

Thanks in advance for any help

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Post by Colin Nicholson » 23 Jan 2017, 13:11

If your tutorial book does not have specific left hand exercises, then I recommend buying "Piano Lessons Book 1" by Harewood & Waterman (published by Faber).... they deal with left hand shortly after right hand starts. Be patient though, LH takes MUCH longer to develop, and as your tutor says, will click into place later.
Playing tunes in unison also helps to develop the LH.... all this covered in the book I mentioned.
Some adult tutorial books jump the gun, and miss out the basics, presuming you have learn before!

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