How Insensitive Part 2
In this section of the tutorial, we are going to enhance the melody and add some rhythmic devices into our left hand to introduce the Bossa Nova feel and groove.
We will keep in simple in the first 16 bars and then in the second half of the tune will will add in a bass line outlining the half beat in our left hand.
Playing solo Bossa Nova is also an excellent finger strengthening exercise.
You may be aware that the 3^rd^ and 4^th^ fingers share a tendon and do not naturally move independently of each other. This is why the 4^th^ finger is inherently weaker than the others.
If you put your hand flat on the table and try to lift up each finger individually, you will see that the fourth is much more difficult to lift on it’s own.
Playing solo bossa nova piano is great exercise to strengthen the 4^th^ finger.
There’s also many classical etudes. Again to mention Chopin, his etude Opus 10. #2 was written to address this weakness and improve flexibility in the 4^th^ finger.
I’d recommend becoming comfortable with the material in this lesson before watching the final part of this tutorial.