How to Play Nocturne Op 9 No 1 Chopin Piano Tutorial Lesson

Step by step FULL piano tutorial lesson on how to play Frederic Chopin Nocturne Op 9 No 1 in B flat minor. Larghetto. (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 B flat minor Op 9 no 1. Enjoy!

Notation and Chords Explained:
B flat minor scale and chords. Inversions and fingering. Using dynamics on your phrasing. Points of tension, release and resting. Chord Progression Bbm – F7/Bb (Tension Chord). Irregular Values – 11 notes against 6 explained. Hand coordination difficulties solved. Combining Intervals and the chromatic scale. Chord changed DbM – GM.

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

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

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.
Rhythm – Study, Practice Tips and Independence.

Melody Line Phrasing:
Crescendo – Diminuendo Explained
Progression using major, minor, diminished and 7th chords. Dissonant and consonant intervals.

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

Rhythm Explained:
6/4 (1-2-3-4-5-6)

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.
Practicing with different rhythms.

Notation and Chords Explained:
Chord Progression Bb7 to DM – Ebm to C7 – F7. Inversions, patterns and fingering.
Extending a scale and doing turns.
Right Hand and Left Hand Separate and Slowly. Playing irregular values. 11 against 6, 3 against 2, 7 against 6.

Right Hand Melody in Octaves and Left Hand Arpeggios D flat Major. Playing octaves legato. Using 1-3, 1-4, 1-5 to play legato. Voicing Octaves. Bringing out the top melody.

Hand Coordination: Doing it all together.
Practicing tips.ff (Fortissimo) vs p (Piano). Accenting, Phrasing, Touch and Pedaling.
All Chord Progressions Explained.

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