Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level

Diatonic Scales in Double Notes (4)

Suggestions for Practice

Play detached before playing legato, checking wrist alignment on each pair of notes (forearm, wrist and hand in a straight line, with no twists or breaks). I suggest embedding the fingering patterns hands separately by slurring in groups, with a break in between each group. You might practise like this for several days before joining the two groups together. Here is what this practice looks like for C major RH, using the double thumb fingering: Know each voice completely independently by itself, making...

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