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Post by ramaral Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:08 pm

Hello there,
How should I start to practice with both hands at the same time? I started to play the Fmajor scale with both hands but don't know if this is the good way to start. Can you light me with your opinion?
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Post by Admin Andrew Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:01 pm

it's best to master hands seperately. then once it is easy enough for you to do well without thinking then put it together very VERY slowly focusing on getting it right. After a few days it should start to sound better and better.

^_^ hope that helps

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Post by maggiekedves Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:41 am

I have serious struggles with hand coordination too... even though I know the hands separately I have the hardest time to put them together so for me it tends to be the best approach to learn the 2 hands together (at least it would be the fastest way to learn). I am trying to improve the rhythm and coordination of my hands with learning to tap the notes.
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Post by ramaral Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:29 pm

Yes, I just took a look at Mozarts Rondo Alla Turca (turkish march) and in the first few bars the hands separately seem easy, but once I tried to play them at the same time...hehe I felt like crying affraid
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Post by Pianokid220 Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:50 pm

if you don't think about as much just play
so learn both hands then

just play them both don't think about it
don't THINK ABOUT IT

RELAX RELAX RELAX RELAX RELAX RELAX
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Post by maggiekedves Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:07 am

Pianokid220 wrote:
just play them both don't think about it
don't THINK ABOUT IT
I screw up if I DONT think about it Very Happy
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Post by Thomandy Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:03 am

maggiekedves wrote:
Pianokid220 wrote:
just play them both don't think about it
don't THINK ABOUT IT
I screw up if I DONT think about it Very Happy

First learn one hand
Sec learn sec hand
Then learn hands together Smile

You cant, at least not as an beginner think that you can only learn hands separate and the it magically fits together.
Slowpratice, do it VERY slow. Dont speed up if that makes you mess up. If you do one error, you are sort of going to fast.
But repeat slow, and then speed up Only when you can play it rhythmically without errors at a slow paste =)

What I do when I slowpractice is that I try the get the feel of the piece even though its slow. Like that if I where to speed up an recording of the slowpractice it would sound like Im actually playing the piece. Smile
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Post by maggiekedves Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:23 am

Thomandy wrote:
maggiekedves wrote:
Pianokid220 wrote:
just play them both don't think about it
don't THINK ABOUT IT
I screw up if I DONT think about it Very Happy

First learn one hand
Sec learn sec hand
Then learn hands together Smile

You cant, at least not as an beginner think that you can only learn hands separate and the it magically fits together.
I never said I want it to happen as a magic, only said if Im not thinking and concentrating what Im playing then I mess up... I cant play without paying attention even if I already know the piece.
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Post by Thomandy Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:36 am

maggiekedves wrote:
I never said I want it to happen as a magic, only said if Im not thinking and concentrating what Im playing then I mess up... I cant play without paying attention even if I already know the piece.

Sorry, I meant to Quote this:

maggiekedves wrote:I have serious struggles with hand coordination too... even though I know the hands separately I have the hardest time to put them together ...
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Post by maggiekedves Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:49 am

Thomandy wrote:
maggiekedves wrote:
I never said I want it to happen as a magic, only said if Im not thinking and concentrating what Im playing then I mess up... I cant play without paying attention even if I already know the piece.

Sorry, I meant to Quote this:

maggiekedves wrote:I have serious struggles with hand coordination too... even though I know the hands separately I have the hardest time to put them together ...

Well as you said I am a beginner and as a beginner the serious struggles will stay with me for a loooong time.
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Post by Thomandy Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:36 am

maggiekedves wrote:
Thomandy wrote:
maggiekedves wrote:
I never said I want it to happen as a magic, only said if Im not thinking and concentrating what Im playing then I mess up... I cant play without paying attention even if I already know the piece.

Sorry, I meant to Quote this:

maggiekedves wrote:I have serious struggles with hand coordination too... even though I know the hands separately I have the hardest time to put them together ...

Well as you said I am a beginner and as a beginner the serious struggles will stay with me for a loooong time.

Well, not completely a beginner Smile You started a year ago?!
But Im sure you would made a bigger progress with a real piano. My Big progress started after I got my piano Smile
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Post by maggiekedves Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:26 pm

Thomandy wrote:
Well, not completely a beginner Smile You started a year ago?!
But Im sure you would made a bigger progress with a real piano. My Big progress started after I got my piano Smile

Well I did start a year ago but I only played for 3 months then I fell back. Im playing again for a month now so Im not a complete beginner but I still consider myself a beginner.

Dont be so sure about my progress, I have a piano, about 100 years old and I am playing on that most of the time, plus the baby grand in school as well.
Your Big progress is due to the hours you managed to dedicate practicing the piano. If I would have had a chance to start learning the piano as a teenager, when I had tons of free time in my hand I probably would have progressed better... now I take what I can achieve, I'm not shooting for world-fame anyway. It maximally satisfies me that my family is greatly impressed with the progress I made in those few months.
It makes me happy to play others pieces I dont feel urge to create my own compositions. My son on the other hand who is 8 years old loves compose pieces but he cannot play the piano because he is not willing to put the effort in it ( yet - hopefully)
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Post by Thomandy Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:52 am

maggiekedves wrote:
Thomandy wrote:
Well, not completely a beginner Smile You started a year ago?!
But Im sure you would made a bigger progress with a real piano. My Big progress started after I got my piano Smile

...Your Big progress is due to the hours you managed to dedicate practicing the piano.

I wish I could practice more. I hear people like practice like 6hours a day ect, but like yesterday, I practiced nothing. And I havnt sat more than 2hours at the piano last week. Actually I havent practiced as much I should have done. I was up in like 1hours average a day(Which is a lot less than I should) and now Im not there either. So I dont think its the hours thats been the reason for the progress I have made!
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