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The New Concept: Scores for All Stages of Learning

On the recent Music Education Expo in London, Piano Street presented a new concept for sheet music publication. Depending on your own level of experience and where you are in the learning process of a particular piece, you may need fingering, pedal markings, practice and performance tips, or perhaps the right opposite - a clean Urtext score. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Chopin - Nocturne op 9 no 2  (Read 2169 times)
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« on: March 14, 2011, 09:32:20 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaLWNDmJKxc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaLWNDmJKxc</a>

I am playing Chopin's Nocturne op 9 no 2 in Eb.
I wish I could record this piece on a grand piano, but this is what I had at the moment.
Hope you like it, enjoy!
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piano sheet music of Nocturne
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 12:05:22 PM »

Hi

You obviously know the notes, which is most of the hard work. Now you need to start thinking about the dynamics. I don't know if it's just the digital piano or your playing but there isn't a lot of dynamic contrast. For example at the very end where it goes from piano to forte(con forza) you play it at the same volume throughout. You should also increase the tempo. This is followed by ff, which you play very softly.

Also the left hand chords should always decrease in volume, so that the first note (with the dot above it) should be the loudest, then the two following should decrease in volume.

I suggest you look at the sheet music and try to more thoroughly incorporate the dynamic markings. You can also listen to some of the great recordings on youtube, Rubinstein is my personal favorite.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 10:13:01 AM »

Hi

You obviously know the notes, which is most of the hard work. Now you need to start thinking about the dynamics. I don't know if it's just the digital piano or your playing but there isn't a lot of dynamic contrast. For example at the very end where it goes from piano to forte(con forza) you play it at the same volume throughout. You should also increase the tempo. This is followed by ff, which you play very softly.

Also the left hand chords should always decrease in volume, so that the first note (with the dot above it) should be the loudest, then the two following should decrease in volume.

I suggest you look at the sheet music and try to more thoroughly incorporate the dynamic markings. You can also listen to some of the great recordings on youtube, Rubinstein is my personal favorite.

Hi! Thanks for your comment.
I can blame a little on the digital piano, it's harder to play with dynamic on a digital piano than a grand piano. But mostly I can just blame myself.
Thanks for your advice, I'll check the notes again. Then I'll record a new version on a grand piano!
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The New Concept: Scores for All Stages of Learning

On the recent Music Education Expo in London, Piano Street presented a new concept for sheet music publication. Depending on your own level of experience and where you are in the learning process of a particular piece, you may need fingering, pedal markings, practice and performance tips, or perhaps the right opposite - a clean Urtext score. Read more >>

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