I thought I’d share with you something that worked for one of my intermediate piano students. He had a problem with playing parallel passages in time with both hands. The left hand was not catching up with the right hand and couldn’t seem to control the speed!

paralle passage

So, I asked him to swap the hands’ position – hence crossed-handed. To start with, it was like a mind twister. Your right side brain is connected to the left hand, your left to the other hand. Suddenly swapping the order seemed to get his less dominant brain side started to take control!

When he swapped his hands’ position back to normal, the problem was gone!

Would you like to try this method? Although it may freak you out for a few seconds? It may be worth a while! Sometimes, all you need is to learn to ‘see’ things from a different angle to fix the problems.