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I've begun taking my first keyboarding classes in college, having never had any piano experience whatsoever in the past. I can play melodies one-handed with no problem whatsoever, I fly through them. Where I'm having a lot of difficulty, and I can only assume it's a common trouble, is getting my hands to work together. Does anybody have any tips on how I can train myself to do that? I can do basic drone stuff with a repeated chord, but when it comes to even the simplest rhythm on the left hand, it's like my brain shuts down.
 

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I had the same problem... the way I did it was to practice stuff super slow. It stinks at first, but you soon will get the feel for it. Start with just a few beats at a time. Work on the part slowly until it is 100% accurate. Then pick up the tempo. Then add a couple more beats.

You CAN do it! :)
 

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Get a real book and play the melody with your right hand then play the root of the chord with your left hand.
You have a lot of freedom to play the roots but at first keep them simple. If the chord changes every 4 beats just play a whole note.
(get each hand down before you put them together)
---from there the sky's the limit---good luck.
 
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