If you've ever wondered what the heck to do with your left hand while your right hand plays chords, you are not alone
Is it not easy trying to figure out what to play in the Left Hand when you are first learning to play the piano. And playing octaves in the Left Hand is actually NOT A BAD IDEA. It is far better to play octaves then only use your right hand. Wouldn't your songs sound like they are missing something if you only use your right hand to play chords.
"It is far better to play octaves than nothing," but 5ths are better than octaves if you don't know what to do
Speaking of right hand though. Why is it that the LH is so neglected? In fact, it is rare that I hear music teachers focus on what to do with the Left Hand when the Right Hand is playing a chord. In fact, as you get more advanced in improvisation you will notice that the chords should mainly come from your Left Hand, not your right, but that is another topic of discussion
In the video below I have some additional examples as an extension to the Youtube Video.
Also check out the chart below to see more Left Hand Voicings
What did you learn from this video? If you have any questions leave it in the comment box below...