Piano Exercises For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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Try these two piano exercises, which give you some practice with top/bottom hand positions. The exercises are fun to do on the piano and provide a visual treat, yet they can be tricky and challenge your hand independence. Your hands should be in a nestled position, with some air space in between to allow independent movement. Play these gently, with a lightly rocking rhythm.

Right hand on top exercise

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Left hand on top exercise

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David Pearl is the author of eight books on music, including The Art of Steely Dan and Color Your Chords. He has taught piano and performed jazz and classical music professionally for more than 30 years. His transcriptions and arrangements are published in many music books and magazines, including jazz transcriptions of the artists Grover Washington, Jr., Dave Douglas, Roland Hanna, and Wynton Marsalis. He has taught piano and performed jazz and classical music professionally for more than 30 years.

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