My mother would like to re-learn the piano. She has ability to use her left hand fingers 1-3, full ability with her right hand, the other left hand fingers 4-5 are very weak and come and go. Piano may provide an opportunity to exercise those fingers.
Since her hands are small, that means she is limited usually to two notes on a given chord.
I will be arranging some of the music she will play, but I would like to compliment my arrangements with others.
- Are there specific genres or styles that create the full sound with mostly the right hand? The left hand will have to be cut down to one or two notes. For example, if the left hand played same note from adjacent octaves, we could just cut off the top note.
- Are there any composers who have limited (or even absent) capability of their left hand?
If there is a left hand part, we may be able to just simplify it by cutting off the least meaningful notes, but the classic style, "right hand plays the melody and left hand plays the chords" would make for a pretty empty arrangement.
I thought maybe there was a different style of arrangements that use more chords in the right hand.