It has been a couple of weeks but here I am back at displaying what I learned on piano. I may not have posted a blog, but I have been practicing Requiem for a Dream since the last post. This has by far been my toughest one yet. I have only been able to get to 43 seconds of the video below, because even after all this time I cannot get my head around playing with both my right and left hand beyond that point. Up until the 43 mark, I would saying the hardest thing to do was be able to consistently play with my right hand for the repeated notes, particularly the transition of my pinky and next finger over as seen from 22 to 24 seconds in the instructional video. I can now play with my right hand all the way through the song, but as I said, I just can't seem to get my head around the more complex left hand movements while playing with my right hand. In fact, I tried to do the motions with my left hand, but I could not even do it solo at this point. I am debating on if I should keep trying to learn this song or just move on. Perhaps if I practiced with my left hand on a more simple song I can work my way up to this point, but I do not see myself getting through this entire song any time soon. Let me know what you think I should do.
Not that in the video below, it may look easier than it is, but initially spanning out my right hand and not mixing up each individual finger was harder than it looks. Perhaps next video I will go through the whole song with my right hand exclusively.