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Topic: Chopin nocturne  (Read 1308 times)

Offline made4music

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Chopin nocturne
on: March 02, 2005, 02:42:44 AM
I am learning Chopin's Nocturne in C# minor (opus posthumous) - not real hard, but sooooo pretty! on the last page, does anybody have any tips for doing the 18/4, 35/4  :o ,11/4 and 13/4 timing?? I have gotten the basic idea on the 18/4, and the 35/4 by doing the LH automatically and then just paying attention to the right - not really watching exactly where everything lines up...... Is that OK? It sounds pretty good. On the 11/4 and 13/4, I've tried lining up the highest note with the 3rd 8th - is that OK? Hope somebody can tell what I'm writing......I guess you'd have to have the music in front of you..... :-\   My profuse thanks to anyone who takes time to look at this for me!!

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Re: Chopin nocturne
Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005, 02:56:49 AM
I'm working on the E minor Nocturne right now (op 72 no1.)  There's a section in that similar to yours.  I tend to assign a certain amount of RH notes to each LH note.  For example, when it's 10/3, I play 3RH for the first LH note, 3RH for the second, and 4RH for the last LH note.  By sticking 1 more RH note on the last LH note, it forces me to play the last few notes a little faster, which I think sounds good.

I do use the method you use when the amount of notes in the LH and RH are closer together, such as 3/4 or 5/3, but in those big cadenza type runs I prefer to split them up into groups.

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