Piano Lesson: Chopin Prelude in B minor, Op. 28 (Video) and playing through

This is a very funereal composition, with a sighing if not sobbing right hand motif that permeates the musical mosaic.

The left hand has a cello line that provides the solo melodic thread in the course of the Prelude, though a few brief measures in the right hand should be fleshed out. I highlight these in the video.

Separate hand practice is recommended, and shaping of the arpeggiated melody in the bass is a significant challenge against the sobbing treble.

About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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One Response to Piano Lesson: Chopin Prelude in B minor, Op. 28 (Video) and playing through

  1. Carol says:

    I enjoyed viewing your YouTube teaching session for the Chopin B Minor Prelude. Although I’ve taught all ages and abilities (children and adults) for many years I am just beginning to advertise to teach on-line in addition to my home piano studio. Building my own website has been very educational and rewarding especially with my online web host SBI (Site Build It).


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