How to Play Handoffs on the Piano or Keyboard
Scale handoff exercise #1
Prepare the hand position for both hands before you begin each phrase. Playing a smooth scale in one hand is easier if the other is waiting quietly in position to take over. Listen to this scale handoff exercise.
Scale handoff exercise #2
Here’s a little bit of extra practice.
Arpeggio handoff exercise #1
The same hand preparation applies for hand-to-hand handoffs: Aim for a smooth line throughout.
Arpeggio handoff exercise #2
And again, a little extra practice.
Crossing over with the right hand
Give yourself room to cross over comfortably with your right hand.
Crossing over with the left hand
This can feel awkward at first, but keep at it.