Leaps in Both Hands

  • Find the closest connections between the hands. When the two hands leap in the same direction, one hand usually has a note that is common to, or close to, a note in the other hand. Feel this connection, as if one hand “passes off” to the other.
Closest connection between hands
  • Move one hand first, then the other. If the two hands move at the same time, it is difficult to feel the connection between them. Instead, the hand that “receives” should move before the hand that “passes off.” For example, if the two hands leap upward, the left hand should move first, then the right, as in the first two chords of the preceding excerpt. Leaping downward, the right hand moves first.

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