4 Tips on How to Develop Left Hand/Right Hand Coordination

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Try These Tips to Better Your Hand Coordination

Are you striving to master the piano? Well, learning piano is often associated with three factors, confidence, concentration, and coordination. Among these three primary factors, coordination is the trickiest and most valuable skill to master. In fact, during the beginning stages of piano lessons, a lot of musicians struggle to develop muscle memory and hand coordination. Here are some tips you can use during your Bay Area piano lessons.

Balanced hand coordination is a learned skill that develops with continuous practice. This article will reveal four proven tips that you can utilize in order to develop great left hand/right hand coordination.

  1. Break up your tasks into small sections

Struggling to develop good left hand/right hand coordination especially in the beginning is to be expected. As a tip, it is best to break up your tasks into smaller pieces by focusing on smaller sections of songs. For example, try to play one or two measures at a time.

  1. Start practicing with one hand at a time

Rather than using both of your hands to play the piano, start practicing with one hand (preferably with your dominant hand). Once you master it with your right hand and you can play the sections without over thinking, you can then start using the left hand.

Of course, it may require more time to master it with your left hand as you may face some difficulties in the initial stages of learning. But, stick with it and please be patient and you will get to your desired results.

  1. Change tempos and practice at different speed levels

In the previous section, you learned the tip to practice playing the piano with one hand at a time. Please note, the ultimate goal is to develop a balanced hand coordination. While practicing tip #2, you should change the tempos and practice the sections at different speeds for the best results. For instance, if you struggle to play a section with accuracy and perfection, then try to practice it at a slow pace. Practicing it at a slow pace will help you learn your mistakes and rectify them.

  1. Use both hands together

If you have precisely followed the aforementioned three tips, then you have learned to play the sections one-hand (without any mistakes and errors). 

Now, slowly start using both hands together. Rest assured that it will be easier for you to develop a complex and valuable skill — i.e. a great hand coordination, if you follow these steps in order. Also, do not forget to practice at different speeds (by adjusting the tempo level) and keep practicing when you make mistakes.

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Whether you are an intermediate level piano player or you are trying to develop left hand/right hand coordination, you can contact us and enroll in our Bay Area piano lessons. Alternatively, you can even contact us for Bay Area piano rentals. We are an authorized Yamaha Piano Dealer and have a large selection of pianos to choose from.