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I am teaching myself to play piano, as sadly I can't afford a teacher. I think I am doing ok. I can play basic piano music fairly well. I have come to a point in the book I am using regarding 2 note slurs. I understand playing legato but I am struggling a little to understand this technique.
As I have read it you hit the first note harder and then make the second note shorted and quieter? Is this correct. is there a way to hold your hand or wrist. And are there some good exercises I can do to practice this?
Any help or advice would be fantastic, cause I am a little confused on this one and I dont want to get into any bad habits!
I’m not so sure about hitting the first note harder, but the weight of your arm going down will create a slight accent on the first note and the rolling will make the last note less so. You shouldn’t give the slurred note an deliberate accent unless it says so in the music.