How to Play Nocturne Op 9 No 2 Chopin Piano Tutorial Lesson

Step by step FULL piano tutorial lesson on how to play Frederic Chopin Nocturne Op 9 No 2 in E flat Major, Andante. (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 Op 9 No 2 in E flat Major. Enjoy!

Melody and Chords Explained:

Using the E Flat Major melodically. Chord Inversions and fingering. Chord Progression: E Flat Major – D diminished (Tension Chord) – E Flat Major – C 7 – F minor – B flat 7 – G 7 – C minor – A diminished – B flat Suspension – B Flat. Passing Tones. Left hand bass line explained. Points of tension, release and resting.

Chords from E flat Major: E b Major, F minor, G minor, A flat Major, B Flat Major, C minor, D diminished, E flat Major. Practicing broken triads.

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

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 (Finger Independence)
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. Dissonant and consonant intervals.

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

Rhythm Explained:
12/8 (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12)

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 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:
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.
All Chord Progressions Explained.

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