Putting it All Together

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Now it’s time to play the left and right hand together. In this example, we’ll start off nice and simple by playing the same notes, one octave apart in each hand. That means that as the right hand is playing a ‘C’ note, the left hand is playing the next available lower ‘C’ on the piano. Remember that when a note is lower on the piano, we are moving towards the left on the keyboard.

In the example below, we will be playing the notes C-D-E-F-G-F-E-D-C simultaneously, with the left and right hands. The goal in this case is not speed but accuracy of notes and making sure both notes are struck together in each hand. Also, be sure to follow the fingering numbers provided. These are important in order to develop effective and useful fingering for more difficult music in later lessons.

C thru G in Octaves with notes