Updated: May 3, 2021
These hand independence exercises for jazz piano are designed to improve finger speed, hand separation and your overall ability to play with two hands.
As a Brad Mehldau fan, I’ve always been fascinated by his ability to play with two hands at once, improvising with his left hand while his right executes a complicated ostinato.
If you want to learn how to play like Brad Mehldau, this video will really help you build on your hand separation ability, and these exercises are inspired by the jazz piano sound.
You can use these exercises to build up solo piano textures and techniques, as well as increase finger speed and strength.