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.
Hi Hayden, this is a really really great lesson on this beautiful song, and I could play around with it for months, and it already sounds pretty nice when I play it with Rhodes-like effect on my piano when the notes are more connected without a pedal, however with grand piano, it still sounds a bit clanky and uncontinous… Do you have a lesson on how to connect the notes without sustain pedal? You usually play the pieces without pedal, even if it is not a bossa, I think. Or your piano is sustaing the notes more then mine? 🙂 Does it require any trick or just more practice?Ask questions and get instant replies from our team of teachers. Get Started With PianoGroove Pro.