Chopin - Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1

We are looking into Chopin's nocturne Op. 48 No. 1 and how better physical organisation and function can help us archive better musical expression


person Alan Fraser

video_library 6 Episodes

schedule 29 minutes 54 seconds

Updated: 6 days ago


Episode 1

Continuous movement is the key

We are looking into the opening sequence of this nocturne and basically we don't want to push the buttons so to way only. We want to be continually orientated on the keyboard instead

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Episode 2

Feel the intervals, don't just push the buttons

We need to see through the musical though, not just press keys at the piano

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Episode 3

The thumb is a foundation of everything

The thumb gives the arm a function, it builds it up while we play

access_time7 minutes 49 seconds


Episode 4

Control your sonority

Fingeres should have a great deal of sensitivity to the keys but should also be supported by a moving breathing body

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Episode 5

I am the physical means of connecting my ears to my fingertips

The right hand only

access_time1 minute 17 seconds


Episode 6

Come up with your own choreography, hands should help each other

A bit of ATM at the piano

access_time7 minutes 29 seconds