I am a bassist/guitarist who's recently started to play the piano. I am trying to learn songs/tunes I already know.
Generally I play the melody in the right hand and attempt to create bass line / harmony in the left hand. I am often puzzled which voicings to use for every chord, because there are many more possibilities compared to what is commonly used on guitar.
Most of the time I play roots and fifths in my left hand, while thirds, sevenths and above should be played in the right hand. However this often results in dull jumps, and does not sound good enough to me. I'd like to be able to create more smooth basslines and harmonies.
Is there any generic approach I should learn? I have a good theoretical grasp of harmony , but I'm looking for some good exercises to learn this in practice on piano. Could you please give me some advice?