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Originally Posted by weightedKey
almost a week later, I just managed to get 95% through the Beginner's Boogie, the second song in the book.
It is incredible how 'difficult' to play even the most simple songs can be. (for a beginner)
The question is, what method of work do you use. Here's a tip for : to deal with a difficult place, you must first attack only it, and nothing else. When it starts to turn out, you can insert it into the context.
In this case, syncopations at the end of the bars create difficulties, and from bar 9 - in the middle of the measure. The fragment for direct work is limited by two red lines :

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Of course, you need to use a metronome. Later, you move the second red border to G in LH.

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Hi

That is great advice from Nahum.

The majority of people (at all levels, including me sometimes) tend to practise:
a. too fast
b. repeatedly practise the bits they can already play
c. skip or bluff their way through the stuff they can't play

Why do we do that? Most people want to put in the least amount of work and get instant results. If you can play some of a piece at full speed it feels good. No question about that, so you get a feel good factor from being able to play a few bars correctly. But it's a folly, that in the end causes some people to give up, because they never complete anything.

Work on the stuff you find difficult. If you get to a syncopation you find difficult try sub-dividing the beat into 8 or 16. I took up the drums a year ago and it's definitely improved my reading of complex rhythms.

Have fun and enjoy the process.

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yes, that's what i do. in that particular song, I had problems with playing the chord changes cleanly.

What I learnt: for the the right hand melody it is really important to be aware of the chord inversion fingering and focus on the chord shape as a whole, rather than the individual notes of the melody. after that, the song became really easy(ish) to play.

improvising is a totally different story still

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Originally Posted by weightedKey
yes, that's what i do. in that particular song, I had problems with playing the chord changes cleanly.
The unsuccessful fingering in the right hand certainly makes it difficult for beginners to transition between bars 3-5. My suggestion :

|5 - 412 4 | - - - - | 4 - - 21|- - - -

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Does anyone here have advice on how to tackle the baseline in the next piece? I'm finding the stretch between the eighth notes to be quite challenging, particularly when combined with moving between chords.

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Top example (track 5) play with different fingering : ||5-1 5-1 3-1 5-1|| . When moving to the next chord , in the left hand, will be 5-1 each time. Watch the freedom and elasticity of the left hand.

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FYI: The true broken octaves in the lower selection are far too advanced for Richards to introduce that early in the text. Ignore it for now and come back to it later when you feel ready for it.


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