Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Piano Accompaniment Patterns for Left Hand

 Playing with a lead sheet gives you the power of choice to stylize songs however you like.

And there are so many options! Listen to a few below. Then choose some of your favorites to use as you accompany the melodies of simple folk or Christmas songs you already know.

Block Chords: Stacked up Like a Snowman

Hey Ho Nobody Home 


Block Chords with Syncopated Rhythm: Bop di Bop


Broken Chords: Oom-Pah

Jingle Bells



Alberti Bass: Bottom Top Middle Top

Alberti Bass Two Minute Tip



Broken Intervals: Chord Pieces


Forrest Gump Style: Interrupting Eighths

Piano Guys Ode to Joy


Alberti + Broken Intervals + Forrest Gump


Bluesy 5-6 Swing Beetles


Bluesy Swayin' 1-5-6




Going Further:

Watch the following videos if you'd like to learn more left-hand styles and see them in action.

Pianonote 3 Easy Left Hand Patterns (Broken Intervals, 1 8va Arpeggio Variations)
Tutorial with sample at the end (8:20).








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