I just said I'd follow this up with two other questions relating to other examples of Elton's left hand playing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-2TEbpsUL4
Towards the end here (4:33-4:46ish), he's just altering between the notes of the octave. In the LH, he moves between a G and D rooted octave. What's interesting to me is the ergonomics of this. It's quite easy to understand how he moves up to the D octave. But when he moves back down, he presumably has to hit the lower D note twice when moving into position? using the pinkie (on the 4 beat) finger followed by the index finger (on + of 4).
But supposing I was to do this same LH pattern moving between D and A octaves? As in, from A up to D, and back down. In this case what note should I hit when moving back down to the A octave? I was thinking E (the 5th of A). But then again, this doesn't sound quite right, as it's still hit during the measure for the D octave.
When you're moving up and down a 5th in this manner, it seems easier as whatever note you hit will either be the 5th or the root of either octave.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHhq3uU5lZ8
I also tried doing the intro LH rhythm pattern for this one for the sake of an independence exercise. Can someone please confirm that this would be near impossible for a beginner? because I can't seem to anything independently with the rhythm pattern! The simple alternating octave seems a hundred times easier.