Using a chord-based method
The best approach to playing modern music comfortably with both hands as a piano beginner is to use a chord-based method. This means that you will focus on mastering one hand at a time before tackling hand coordination.
Practicing hand independence
Tips for reaching notes
Whether you have small hands or not, chances are you might struggle to reach the right notes in a chord early on in your learning. This is completely normal. Remember, you are asking your body and brain to do something they’re not used to! If your hands and fingers are giving you trouble, here are a few tips to help you play more comfortably:
Muscle memory is a big part of playing piano. Correcting your posture might feel strange or unnatural at first, but you must adjust your body so it can provide the most comfort and pain prevention at the bench! Make a checklist for the following physical cues and be sure to check yourself during your playing sessions until it becomes your natural sitting position!
Inversions and voicing explained