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04-26-2008, 06:57 PM
Hello, guys

For those who don't know me yet, I'm a learning piano beginner. So, my questions are for sure very basic at this moment, and I beg the most part of you your pardon by posing them. But maybe those questions help other inniciates.

I want to ask if any of you know any sites or something other to help me with, and/or to train, the both hands coordination, this is, the coordination between playing the melody in the right hand and the chords on the left hand. I suppose there must have some exercises, for instance, for a piano teacher to give to their pupils to insist in, at home, after the classes; as I have no teacher, there is my problem. I have trying on and on on simple melodies, and my main problem is when I want to make, for instance, arpegios with the left hand while playing the melody, or when I want to do, with the left hand, more then the simple chords.

I appreciate any suggestions from you. Thank you.

04-30-2008, 05:04 PM
If you are just starting I'd suggest you not get to ambitious with the left hand right now. There is plenty to do with just a basic block 1 3 5 or even a 1-5 or a 1-8 root-octave chord progression in the old I IV V or I vi IV V.

How to practice LH - RH coordination -- can't get around scales.
LH and RH up scale then come back down together. Then LH up and RH skip an octave and come down, LH up RH down, etc.

Coordination exercises using LH block chords and right hand scale work - run that scale up and back down. Then move to another block chord and scale.
For example:

I'm having fun using lead sheet music and keeping the chords to just basic Major or minor chords right now.

Example of lead sheet music:

Lead sheet site:

I high-lite the melody note that is to get a chord change to help me "remember" to change to another chord. The number of chords per measure - up to you and the song - most of the time one per measure is OK for what I play.

I guess it's that old P word.

05-04-2008, 09:04 PM
Hi, Malcolm

I want to thank you for your help, it was precious.