– A lot of students have trouble playing with different hands on the piano. If you’re a left hand, you probably have a
little bit more trouble with your right hand, if you’re right-handed, you probably have a
little bit more trouble with your left hand. Both are extremely important when it comes to playing music. Well today, lucky for you left-handers, we are talking about how to improve with your right hand, and I’m gonna give you an example to help out with just that. But if you are right-handed, this example can help your
right hand even better, so when you put things hands together, it’ll be even better. So let’s get right on to the exercise. Okay, so this right-hand example is gonna help you in the following ways: it’s gonna help you play a
simple five-finger pattern, meaning that you’re gonna be here, from C to G, (piano notes playing) and you’re just really gonna be playing up and down from there. You’re gonna see once we get started on the example here. Another great thing is that it has a very simple left hand to it. Now, I recommend if you’re
new to this kind of thing to learn it hand’s separate first. (piano notes playing) You do the right hand first, and then you learn the left hand and then you put them together. Another great thing you’re
gonna get out of this is that you are going
to be working in between each of your fingers, so between your thumb and pointer, pointer and middle, middle and ring, things like that. So, it’s going to be working out different parts of your hands. Going further a little bit, it kind of goes back in
the reverse direction, so you get that going on there. And then you have thirds, meaning that you are playing a note and you’re skipping a note. You have these stack notes, so you’re C and E, D and F. And I give you the fingering
for playing these effectively, which you can use when you’re playing a real song. And then lastly, got lots of thirds there, it’s gonna help you play in arpeggio pattern with
the correct fingering so you don’t run out of fingers. So, let’s start right from the beginning and play through this thing. Okay, so here we are starting from the very beginning. So you’re obviously going to start learning out your right hand, and like I said, it
starts with a very simple (piano notes playing) five-finger pattern on quarter notes. After that, it’s gonna go same thing,
but in eighth notes. (piano notes playing) And then you’re going to, like I said before, going to be working (piano notes playing) playing eighth notes in
between each of the fingers. (piano notes playing) And then, it goes down from there. (piano notes playing) And then, (piano notes playing) and then your stacked thirds. I’ve written in the
fingering here for you, make sure you use the fingering, (piano notes playing) or you will run out of fingers, (piano notes playing) when you’re playing this. (piano notes playing) And this part of the exercise really works between the bottom portion of your hand and then the top portion of your hand, so it’s very useful for that. And then I’m just gonna kind of, you can kind of play
through that on your own. Make sure to just keep using the same fingering I gave you before, then your gonna end out with this (piano notes playing) arpeggio at the end. Make sure that if you’re used
to playing a three-note triad, playing one, three, five, you’re going to be extending your hand out so you can play a one, two,
three, five, three, two, one, back to the beginning. So, I’m gonna play through
this whole thing right now. Okay, so here we go. I’m just gonna play the
right hand by itself, which is where you want to start if you’re new to this. (piano notes playing) Let me scroll down. (piano notes playing) This part’s a real workout, as you’ll find. (piano notes playing) Lots of coordination and things
going on with your hands. (piano notes playing) So there ya go. There is the right hand part. When you put in the left hand, one of the great things about this is the left hand just plays
whole notes the whole time. So, it’s pretty easy to follow along with, but it is an extra level of coordination. So if you’re not used to
playing both hands together, spend a while on the right hand. Like I said, the focus of this exercise is all on the right hand. You’re especially gonna find that part with the
thirds to be a challenge. What should you do if you
find it too challenging? What should you do, that’s the question. So, you should A: speed it up, of B: slow it down. So I would definitely
pick B every single time. You want slow it down until you feel comfortable with it. And then, once you feel
comfortable with it, put it hands together. Okay, so just to have it up on the screen, you want to first learn this
exercise hands-separate, then you wanna put it
hands-together slowly, and then last, you wanna
practice it everyday for, I would say four or more weeks. Even if you have it mastered within a day, keep practicing it because a lot of it is designed to really help develop your
coordination in your hand, and that’s not something
you can develop in one day. So you really need to
practice it everyday for, I would say at least a month. Now, what we’re gonna do is I’m gonna open up the livestream, or the classroom rather, or the floor they call it sometimes, for questions. What questions do you have about playing with the right hand, what questions do you have about the exercise we did today? Okay, Sri has a great question. What bpm, or beats per minute, do I recommend you practice a song? So this is for those of us who like to use the metronome, and you set the number, whether it’s like 120 or 60, that’s how many beats happen in a minute. Obviously, if you set it to 60, that’s one beat every second. I would start out maybe at 40 to 60, and then you wanna bump it up. If you can tackle that just fine, bump it up maybe to 80, practice that a few times. And then once you feel
comfortable with that, bump it up to 100, and then the top I want
you to practice this at which would be the very top, would be 120. If you can’t quite get
there, don’t worry about it. If you can get maybe
into the 80 to 100 range, I think you can probably get most of what this exercise has to offer you. Robert has a great question. Do I recommend practicing the same pattern with the left as well? So, to answer this question,
I have two answers: one, I have a different lesson with a left hand pattern on it. I’m gonna link it to
you in the description once the video’s posted, but the second thing is, is that yes. So if you are competent enough that you can switch hands, you play basically the: (piano notes playing) the right-hand part with your left hand, the left-hand part with your right hand, then you can do that and I think that would be helpful as well. So that’s my answer to that question, very good question. Okay, if you want to learn more about playing with each
hand, or both hands, you really, really need to
check out this playlist. They talk about how to
play with your right hand, how to play with your left hand and how to play with both hands together. You really, really need
to check this one out. And subscribe if you hadn’t already, ’cause there’s a lot of
great updates on the way. This has been Tim from Lessons on the Web, and I’ll talk to you in the next lesson. Thank you so, so much.