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This five-finger scale starts on C and runs up to G, and then back down to C.
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Contrary Motion Pentascale
This time, place both thumbs on C and play away from each other until you reach your pinky fingers, then come back together.
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Soft vs. Loud
Try the pentascale again, but this time play the right hand loudly, and the left hand softly. Then, reverse it so the left hand plays loudly and the right hand plays softly.
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Staccato vs. Legato
Play the pentascale staccato (detached) with both hands. Now play it smoothly with the RH and staccato with the LH. Then, try it reversed.
More About Ex. 4
Learn the three inversions of the C major triad and practice playing them with both hands. This is great music theory practice, too!
More About Chords
An arpeggio is a broken chord, meaning you'll play one note at a time. Play the three inversions of the C major triad as arpeggios hands together.
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Contrary Motion Arpeggios
Play the same arpeggios in contrary motion, which means your hands will be playing the chords away from each other, then coming back together.
More About Ex. 7
Playing faster notes in one hand than in the other is great practice to strengthen your coordination.
More Rhythm Challenges
Play hands together even better with these extra tips!
Correct Piano Hand Posture
Correct Body Position for Piano