So as you could see from the title, I learn the piano by myself? Why? A teacher is much more effective, right? Well, that is true, however; I do not have the money for a teacher, and this way, it is more of a challenge. Ok this part will be a bit long, so maybe that the reader will understand where I am coming from.
So I started around a year and a half ago, and I think everything about my technique is fine-ish except expression and maybe timing and melody. What do you recommend are songs that I practice? Maybe grade 5-8, no more please. I can play arabesque no.1 decently well, even though I sound like a machine, as my pedaling and expression is bad. Humoresque is played fine, but that's just because I listened to it a lot. That's the worst part, I know what I am playing wrong, but I can't fix it, especially in Debussy songs.First half of nocturne no.2 in e flat major is fine, except again, tempo and maybe rubato are not there yet. Second half is pretty bad. My left hand is semi-decent, but it flops when it comes to melodies. So what are good songs that help in practicing timing, especially 3 v 4, and maybe improve my expressions, especially rubato. Since I am learning Debussy right now, I need my technique to be on point, so that I can bring out the notes. All my scales, arpeggios, and chords, dominant 7ths... etc are fine. So, just to cover it again: I am bad at playing left hand melodies, at giving pieces life or making them sound interesting, and with timing.
Any tips for a song that sounds pleasing and covers a large array of techniques , would be extremely appreciated. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!! :)