Hey Chad! – Thanks for taking the course!
To start off, I’d try finding 4 chords that sound good together. In your case of using C Major, Try: C, G, A, F – That’s a really uplifting chord progression!
On the left hand, I usually just play the outside notes – not the middle as it can sound congested come music production time.
So with your left hand, you’d hit:
- C + G
- G + B
- A + E
- F + C
Now for your right hand, to start off, I’d try playing the first note of that chord.
Don’t try and get too crazy – it’s all about building muscle memory.
So you’d count:
1, 2, 3, 4
Then change the chord (G is the second one in our case).
You play the chord on the 1, count to 4, then change the chord.
Again, on the right hand, just play C, then G, then A, then F.
Keep doing that over and over, and you’ll see you’ll grasp where to place your hands on the keyboard.
Overtime you’ll be able to add a few more notes on the right hand.
I’ve found the left hand was the trickiest when trying to play both hands at once.
Let me know how those suggestions work out for you, Chad!