Step by step FULL piano lesson on how to play Frederic Chopin Etude Op 25 No 12 in C minor. Ocean Etude (Complete Guide – Practice Piano Tutorial with exercises for speed and accuracy) – All Parts Free
In this video you will be able to understand how to practice to improve your speed and accuracy while being as musical as possible. I will explain in detail melodies and chords slowly, section by section and part by part separately. How to practice and perform Chopin’s Etude Op 25 No 12. Enjoy!
Scale and Chords Explained: C minor scale, chords and arpeggios. Inversions and fingering. Harmony based Etude. Points of tension, release and resting.
Chord Progression: Cm – Dm(b5) – Fm – Cm
Piano Technique Explained:
Analyzing the movements of the hands:
1- Up – Down Movements. (Chord Movement)
2 – In – Out Movements. (Small fingers in movement and long fingers out movement)
3 – Rotation. (Leap movement without tension)
4- Speed Playing.
5- Understanding the pivots of the hand. (2nd, 3rd and 4th finger)
6- Bass Melody Simplified and with chords.
7- Using rotation to create a melody line and accents.
8- Body movement towards the passage.
Piano Exercises for Independence
1- Slow – Repeated Notes – One time F – One time p (Legato)
2- Slow – Repeated Notes – One time p – One time F (Legato)
3- Slow – Accents – Forte – piano (accenting 1st and 4th finger)
4- Slow – Accents – piano – Forte (accenting 2nd and 5th finger)
5- Slow – Accents – Forte – p – p – p – Forte (accenting 1st finger)
6- Slow – Repeated Notes – 3 times Forte
Piano Exercises for Speed
Practicing with different rhythms
1- Slow – Fast
2- Fast – Slow
3- Slow – Fast – Fast – Fast – Slow
4- S – F – F – F – F – F – F – F – S
Melody with bass line.
Practicing 4/4 using the metronome. Ways to reduce tension in your playing. Pivots of the hand (2-3-4). 1st and 5th finger move by them self.
Points of tension and release on different patterns. Relating melodies and chords. Maintaining the Rhythm. Accenting, Phrasing and Touch. Pausing before a sf (forzando) on Chopin’s music. Relaxing and quickly closing your hand. Practicing with different rhythms.
Hand Coordination: Doing it all together. Practicing tips. Doing different rhythms and working from opposites. Grouping and watching thumb movements on fast passages. ff (Fortissimo) vs p (Piano).
Accenting, Phrasing, Touch and Pedaling.
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