First of all, I only want to play for fun and my only source of learning is courtesy YouTube.com
So, for a beginner learning how to, what is the normal / proper way to learn this type of music. Those two samples have one thing in common which I like: the left hand has a very steady movement. I just finished the first one. And working on the second one. What I did was first for each measure learn the left hand, right hand and then synchronize the right with left.
I was thinking another approach would be using a metronome. First practice with left hand, right hand, and then combining both but without consciously synchronizing with left hand. I tried this approach a little bit. But I got quite nervous by the sound of the metronome and abandoned it afterward.
How do you properly start out if I have a normal class / instructor?