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Topic: Help with Chopin Nocturne op.62 no.2!  (Read 8465 times)

Offline gregwer

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Help with Chopin Nocturne op.62 no.2!
on: September 09, 2010, 06:59:01 PM
Pls I'm learning a Chopin nocturne op.62 no.2, i'm on the agitato part(bars 40-57) but i don't know how to play the Left Hand part, in some parts there are very hard chords, my question is ¿Only the left hand have to play that part? Or the right hand does some kind of "cantabile" playing the notes of the left hand too? And only the left hand would play the bass? How is it? Thanks!!

PS: Sorry for my english  :-\
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Offline stevebob

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Re: Help with Chopin Nocturne op.62 no.2!
Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 07:36:09 PM
The left hand plays only the lowest line of notes in the bass clef—no chords.  The right hand plays two independent voices simultaneously:  the high one is the melody, and the lower one is a subordinated accompaniment.  Chords result for the right hand where those two voices coincide; their span is generally within an octave, so they shouldn't be too difficult to manage.

If in your edition some of the right hand's lower voice is notated in the bass clef, that's done solely to avoid an excessive number of ledger lines between the staves.
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