i bought a beginner piano book for my child and we are playing a piece in which it is written that the middle c is played on the lower staff with left hand on half note followed by middle c on upper staff with right hand on quarter note.
I am wondering is it written correctly and how it can be executed. I feel you need to release the middle c on the left hand after one beat so that the right hand and play the same middle c. If you continue to hold the middle c on the left hand for 2 beats, you won’t be able to press the middle with the right hand on the 2nd beat.
So my question here is whether it is written correctly. Should the middle c on the lower staff be a quarter note instead of a half note?
Thanks for your replies.. I understand it’s written in a simplified manner and rests are omitted at this early stage of learning. So my question is if written correctly, how should this part be to played on the piano? Should I teach my child to play the middle C on the left hand as a quarter beat instead. Should it be rewritten as below?