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Re: Single purpose fast hand independence learning [Re: Grayhawk] #2100605
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Also, it is my view that the left and right hands are never completely independent… they always work together in some fashion.

thumb 100% agree.


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Re: Single purpose fast hand independence learning [Re: Grayhawk] #2100640
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I have been working daily on hand independence since starting my piano journey seven months ago. If there was a easy way to do I would have found it by now. As everyone says it is just a slow build up and neither did my 40 years of playing guitar give me any advantage. In my own experience I made some positive advancement when I recognized how weak my left hand fingers were and really concentrated on exercises to strengthen them.


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Re: Single purpose fast hand independence learning [Re: earlofmar] #2100678
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Originally Posted by earlofmar
I have been working daily on hand independence since starting my piano journey seven months ago. If there was a easy way to do I would have found it by now. As everyone says it is just a slow build up and neither did my 40 years of playing guitar give me any advantage. In my own experience I made some positive advancement when I recognized how weak my left hand fingers were and really concentrated on exercises to strengthen them.

I disagree with the idea that your fingers are weak. You played the guitar for 40 years, so by now you must be an adult. I bet you can squeeze a ball much harder than a 12 year-old. But there are some fabulous 12 year old pianists.

(It has nothing to do with "poor strength". It's actually "poor technique" that's to blame. wink )


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