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I wonder if there's exercises similar to this?

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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
I wonder if there's exercises similar to this?

Practice 1 A-Major

Everyone can come up with of a ton of such exercises.

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Links?
Books?

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these look like just simple sight reading exercises. You could take any exercise in any key and transpose them to A Major. If you do this while sight reading they tell me this is very good for the brain, but I can't vouch for that. 😎

Improve Your Sight Reading Grade 3 by Paul Harris has A major sight reading exercises, but only one out of the nine sections is dedicated to A Major

In the Sight Reading Factory app you can nominate the key and difficulty, although it has been a long time since I used this subscription service.

Alternatively you could download free from IMSLP, Schäfer Sight Reading Exercises (books 1-3) where there are some A Major exercises


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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
I wonder if there's exercises similar to this?

Practice 1 A-Major

What is the purpose of this exercise?

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Thanks for trying to help me! :-)
I'm looking for different hand independence exercises.
The point of this is one I made is that you keep the same pattern in the left hand but there are changes in the right hand.
Left is doing an arpeggio of the chord and right is doing the scale in different timings.
The most exercises I've come across is more like Hanon or straight scale exercises or arpeggios where the hands are doing the same pattern.
For me it would be nice if there where any good books with different patterns for left and right hand?

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Not so similar, some of the books on blues, pop, rock have exercises using different notes in the hands but syncopated rhythms including polyrhythms. Many are on YT. They really help hand independence.

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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
I'm looking for different hand independence exercises.
The point of this is one I made is that you keep the same pattern in the left hand but there are changes in the right hand.
Left is doing an arpeggio of the chord and right is doing the scale in different timings.
Addressing this directly - why not just play the same pattern of notes based on the notes of a specific chord (of your own devising) in one hand and a scale in the other?

You don't need any sheet music for this. And you can change the 'scale' passages as you like, while keeping strictly the same pattern of notes in the accompanying hand.
You don't even need to play them in the same key whistle. And you can even - if you're able to - dissociate the notes in one hand from the other, i.e. keep on playing the exact same notes in the accompaniment in strict time while the other hand plays anything from Twinkle, Twinkle to Du gamla, du fria.

Just have fun, like Francis here:


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Thanks, yes I've seen that on YT for blues, pop or rock I can imagine there's a lot of good material. I have played quite a lot of blues, pop, rock and jazz on guitar before but not anymore and not on piano.

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Thanks, yes that seems fun! :-)

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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
Thanks for trying to help me! :-)
I'm looking for different hand independence exercises.
The point of this is one I made is that you keep the same pattern in the left hand but there are changes in the right hand.
Left is doing an arpeggio of the chord and right is doing the scale in different timings.
The most exercises I've come across is more like Hanon or straight scale exercises or arpeggios where the hands are doing the same pattern.
For me it would be nice if there where any good books with different patterns for left and right hand?

I'm not sure you'll be gaining any independence with a left-hand that is repeating the same pattern over and over. Hanon and scales for sure. You could take yourself through some of the Paul Harris Sigh-reading books, which gradually increase independence between parts. In fact, I imagine any series of piano books probably take this approach.

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Thanks, for sight reading I use Bartok Mikrokosmos which I highly can recommend and Bachscholar Sight reading & harmony which is more of a super nice way to get closer to Bach's music. Lovely small exercises from his chorales.

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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
Thanks, for sight reading I use Bartok Mikrokosmos which I highly can recommend and Bachscholar Sight reading & harmony which is more of a super nice way to get closer to Bach's music. Lovely small exercises from his chorales.

Ah, I just bought the Bachscholar book last week and am yet to use it - good to see your recommendation for it. The Bartok Mikrokosmos series I just can't get on board with as, it nearly always, sounds unmusical to me (I've tried for many years)


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