Hands Together

Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD)

15 Oct 2021

This piece is hands together using the note C, D and E in the third and fifth octaves. The purpose is to hold the left hand notes down while the right hand plays.

 

Skills Analysis

Playing hands together is the primary skill being developed here. Try not to introduce pauses as the skill to play on the beat is essential. Wrong notes listeners do not always here, but everyone knows when the beat drops.

 

Practice Strategy

Practice the sections at the top of the music first. Play each section three times correctly hands together.
When you can play this section tap the rhythm on your knees using the right and left hand as you would on the piano.

Sit at the piano or keyboard with a good posture and hand position and play the piece at a slow and steady tempo and, if possible, without pauses. Play the right hand part first followed by the left hand section. Aim to play this correctly before moving on. Saying the letter names out loud can help with note recognition.

When you put the piece together say the count line, this is the top number of the time signature, as you play.

 

Demonstration Video

This demonstration video is an example of how the piece sounds after the recommended period of practice. This is a minimum of four consecutive days focused practice of five to ten minutes a day.

 
 

The podcast is a short talk radio style audio on practise, how to work through the piece, resources available and how different sections of the piece can be practised. This is available on Spotify via the direct link on the pink button, '1. Link to the Podcast.'

If you required a copy of the music is available to purchase or download using our 100% discount code via link on the yellow button '2. Link to Music Download'

 

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