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How to Play Piano with Both Hands

Many people who begin taking lessons struggle with how to play piano with both hands, don’t be discouraged if this happens to you. It’s normal. It’s one of the hardest hurdles to get past when you begin practicing because you are trying to get two different sides of your brain to work together.

However, you’ll be amazed that with just a little practice, something will magically “click” in your brain and before you know it your hands will be playing together. You probably won’t believe me, but it’s true and there is only one way to make it happen – by doing it.

How to get past this is to think of playing with a third hand. Learn each hand separately first, and then start putting them together. First very slowly, then when you start to get the hang of it, start speeding it up. When you begin to struggle at a certain point, slow the tempo way down again and work through it at a snails pace.

That’s really all there is to it. As a piano player who has tried playing the drums, I can tell you, be thankful it is just your two hands and maybe a pedal you have to throw in. Drummers have to have their hands and both feet doing different things! It’s amazing, but it would be the same type of advice for them, take things slowly and then start putting it all together.

So remember, learn each hand separately first, then begin putting them both together. That’s all there is to it, practice often and soon you’ll have the same click that everyone else gets with this very frustrating part of learning the piano. Then the sky is the limit 🙂

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