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Author Topic: Is Chopin Op. 9 No. 2 a reasonable goal after Op. 24 No .15?  (Read 2336 times)
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« on: November 21, 2008, 09:24:48 PM »

So yes the question's in the title. Any help or advice?
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 10:15:21 PM »

You do mean op.28? I've played the prelude, but not the nocturne. I went from this prelude to his nocturne in c#m, without much trouble. So I'd say it's a very reasonable goal.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 02:06:03 PM »

9/2 is esaier than 28/15...

but it may be a little boring
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 04:25:38 AM »

Quite reasonable.  I wouldn't say the nocturne is easier, as it requires different technique than the prelude.  If you haven't done much oom-pah-pah LH passages yet, you will find the coordination of both hands an interesting but attainable challenge. 

Tips: you can't look at both hands at once in many parts because the distance is just too wide to be both in the visual field.  Choose one, and feel your way through the other.   Usually the hand with the jump is the one you want to look at.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 06:08:30 PM »

Quite reasonable.  I wouldn't say the nocturne is easier, as it requires different technique than the prelude.  If you haven't done much oom-pah-pah LH passages yet, you will find the coordination of both hands an interesting but attainable challenge. 

Tips: you can't look at both hands at once in many parts because the distance is just too wide to be both in the visual field.  Choose one, and feel your way through the other.   Usually the hand with the jump is the one you want to look at.

Thanks for the help and yes I meant Op. 28 Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 01:39:32 PM »

As a new member of this forum I find fascinated so many people
love the music of Chopin. I have piano for about 1 year and have a
problem as stated in the subject.
I hope someome can help me with what kind of notes I am going to play
in this secund bar (turn or turn inverted).

Greetings
Flemming

Sorry for my english  - my nationality is danish.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 01:59:34 PM »

¨Well, I have never heard this nocturne played well by students. I think dance forms by Chopin are among his hardest works, It is so hard to find the compromise between the rubatos and the waltz in this nocturne. Sure, It´s one of his shortest and doesnt have a lot of notes, but I would suggest starting with the f minor one, opus 55. If you are a little more mature pianist, the b flat minor one also works well. Dont underestimate the Chopin nocturnes, to play it with a rich sound, it can take as much effort as one scherzo.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 05:34:04 PM »

If you are totally new to Chopin's nocturne the Op.posth. in C minor is a good starting exercise. If you can play Op.28/XV then you should be able to learn it in short order.
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