As a pianist, developing hand independence is like cooking soup. You can turn up the heat to get the soup to cook faster, but the flavors might not blend as well.
It takes time. Patience, and time. Patience, time, and perhaps a little smile each time your hands stumble while trying to play 2 different rhythms at the same time. The same kind of way you might smile to yourself when you see a child struggle to learn a new concept, or draw a straight line. You smile because you know they’ll eventually “get it” (although they themselves might not see it that way!)
Work hard, and remember to be patient with yourself while developing hand independence. It's an amazing moment when it starts to come together for you!
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