How to Play Nocturne C Sharp minor No 20 Chopin Piano Tutorial Lesson

Step by step FULL piano tutorial lesson on how to play Frederic Chopin Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor Op posth. Lento con gran espressione. (Complete Guide – All Parts Free Practice Piano Tutorial)

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 the Chopin’s Nocturne in C Sharp Minor. Enjoy!

Notation and Chords Explained:
C Sharp minor scale and chords. Inversions and fingering. Harmony based introductory part Chord Progression: C Sharp minor – C Sharp minor 7 – F Sharp minor – C Sharp minor – A 7 – G Sharp Major. Points of tension, release and resting.

Melody Explained without ornaments and with ornaments.
Melody and Chords Played Slowly. (Separate hands)
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.

Piano Technique Explained: Trills, Arpeggios Chords & Scales
Playing trills beautifully: Starting slowly and soft and increasing the speed and volume. (Rotation and articulation)

Analyzing the movements of the hands:
1- Up – Down Movements.
2- In – Out Movements. (Small fingers in movement and long fingers out movement)
3- Rotation.
4- Speed Playing.

Hand Coordination:
Putting in all together?
Accenting, Phrasing, and Touch.
p (Piano) vs sf (Forzando)
Melody and Chords played slowly.
Playing in reference to the beat.
Combining the 3 movements discussed.
Rhythm – Study, Practice Tips and Independence.

Melody Line Phrasing:
Crescendo – Diminuendo Explained
Voicing a 2 melody line with the background.
Progression using major, minor, diminished and 7th chords. Sad Part vs Dreamy Part. Dissonant and consonant intervals.

Piano Technique Explained:
Finger Independence and Rotation. Using broken triads.

Rhythm Explained:
4/4 (1-2-3-4)

Melody Explained without ornaments and with ornaments.
Melody and Chords Played Slowly.
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.
3rds and 6ths technique and coordination.
Bending Notes.
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.

Notation and Chords Explained:
A Major Chord and Scale. Inversions, patterns and fingering.
Extending a scale and doing turns.
Right Hand and Left Hand Separate and Slowly. Playing irregular values.

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. Variations on the different editions of the Nocturne. Similarities with the 2nd Concerto.
All Chord Progressions Explained.

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