A Left Hand Like God

After many, many years away from the piano, I've finally started playing and taking lessons again. It might be true that you "never lose it", but wow — after ten minutes practicing my hands are already sore. And to think I used to be able to do an hour-long choir practice sessions without even blinking...

Anyway, unlike going through Conservatory, I've found a style of music I actually want to play: boogie-woogie. As it turns out, it's a very interesting style because your left hand has to pretend to be the drummer/bass player and act completely independant of the right. All. The. Time.

It sounds easier than it is :)

For some reason, I've become stuck on the idea of learning how to play Swanee River. Here's one of my favourite versions of it.

Btw, as much as I'd like to take credit, I stole the title for this post.

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