Tag Archives: Chopin Prelude in E minor op. 28 no. 4

A Day in the Life of a Traveling Piano Teacher (Videos)

I take a once a week journey to Rockridge where I teach a private piano student. The 51B bus that I catch in Downtown Berkeley following my gym workout, travels along College Avenue, crossing into Oakland, California. Destination: a lovely … Continue reading

Posted in arioso7, classissima.com, Journal of a Piano Teacher from New York to California, piano addict | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Play the piano like it’s a violin (Thoughts on practicing Chopin’s Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 no. 4)

If pianists would think of the string or vocal model when playing, their phrases would be sculpted and shaped nicely. Continue reading

Posted in Chopin Prelude in E Minor Op. 28 no. 4, Frederic Chopin, piano, playing piano, word press, word press.com, wordpress, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube.com, yout tube, youtube.com | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where harmonies shape phrases: Chopin’s Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4

Chopin cloaked one of his most memorable preludes in lush harmonies that reveal the beauty of a simple melody. Continue reading

Posted in Chopin Prelude in E Minor Op. 28 no. 4, chromaticism, classissima, classissima.com, Ffrederic Chopin, Frederic Chopin, Romantic era piano music, Romantic music, tempo rubato | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments