I am just beginning to learn to play the piano on my own. I seem to have much difficulties keeping the beats and play the notes at the same time. For example, I have been practicing on this same measure for 2 hours and there is absolutely no progress at all. It seems okay with 1 hand, but when I combined the 2 hands, I either miss this or that. Is it just me, or should I practice harder? Granted, it's a romantic classical 4/4 piece, the bass clef has uniform 8th notes, but the treble has a variety of quarter, 8th, and 16th notes; some are dotted, making the timing even harder.
I guess I wanted some assurance that spending several hours to learn 1 measure is not too much. Or maybe I should move on to some other hobby that is easier.