Expanding My Reach 🎶
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A simple piano improvisation trick and another left-hand only improvisation
Improvising with My Left-Hand Only ✋
The show COULD have gone on. Misfortune can often illuminate good things. A shoulder injury earlier this week has the disappointing results of some severe discomfort and having to reschedule 2 performances this weekend. This highlights another advantage of improvising. Improvising is about spontaneously adapting to a new or unpredictable situation. At my doctor’s advice, it is wisest to NOT perform this weekend but if I really had to, I could. This video is a demonstration of how the could go on.
Improvising with my left hand only.
Another adventure in creativity as my right shoulder recovers.
Just the other day, I posted a video on FaceBook about one of the unexpected gifts of improvising. It’s the ability to adapt your playing with unpredicted limitations.
This incident of a damaged rotator cuff (right shoulder) reminded me of a time long ago when my right arm was out of commission for a whole year. I describe the details in this video.
Anyhow, it inspired me to sit at the piano and try a little improvising with my left hand only. I wish I had been more adept and active with improvising back when I had that other injury. It would have provided so much more musical joy and fulfillment. This is yet another gift of being able to improvise.
Have a listen and see what you think of my left hand only improvisation. I’m only imagining what would happen if I practiced improvising with one hand alone more often. All kinds of new ideas and neural pathways would emerge.
I’ve posted the full video on IGTV under my @craiggaddy account.
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