Have you ever told someone that you are not coordinated enough to play the piano, like playing both hands together seems impossible and your fingers won’t do what you want them to do?
Well, this is actually a practice- and a brain-thing and can get solved easily by doing the simple exercises I have prepared in Lesson 4. It is all about “Crossing The Midline” and “Bi-lateral Coordination” and you need both to get your hands and fingers to work independently from each other.
So, what is “Crossing The Midline” and why is it important when learning how to play the piano?
“Crossing The Midline” is when your Right Hand reaches across your body to get something on on your Left Side, and when your Left Hand reaches over across your body to the Right to get or do something on your Right Side.
“Crossing The Midline” helps build pathways in the brain, and it is needed for Reading, Writing, Sports, and for day to day activities, including self-care, like combing your hair or brushing your teeth.
Being able to cross the midline relies on good bi-lateral coordination.
What is “Bi-Lateral Coordination”?
“Bi-Lateral Coordination” enables both sides of the body to work together in an organized manner. You need this type of coordination for Walking, Climbing Stairs, for stabilizing a piece of paper with one hand while writing with the other.
You will need bi-lateral coordination for both eyes to focus and see together. And of course all this is so important in playing the piano.
I hope you value this very important information, and I hope it encourages you to go to the piano and practice the Exercises in Lesson 4, which focus on Crossing the Midline and Bi-Lateral Coordination. Both build pathways in the brain that allow your hands and fingers to move independently from each other, and you will be amazed and happy to see that your hands and fingers finally obey you, and you gained the coordination you wished for.