Right Hand or Left Hand?
When learning a new piece of music, start with the Left Hand. Why? Because it is harder?
Why is it harder?
- The left hand tends to be weaker than the right (oddly, I find this to be true even for lefties);
- Usually, in piano music, the right hand has the tune, which is easier to memorise. Left Hand parts tend to have less melodic outline;
- Most people have more familiarity with the treble clef - we learnt it first, or we play a melody instrument;
- The brain is hard-wired to hear the highest sound, so when we play hands together, we tend to be more conscious of the right hand music.