Thursday, May 07, 2009

What Is This Pianist Doing?

In yet another video clip of my "what is this pianist doing?" series, here we have an amazingly beautiful piece in C Major by Chopin. But what's happening here?

Well, we have the right had playing arpeggiated chords up and down the entire upper half of the keyboard. Phenomenal!

We also have the left hand playing the melody as octave bass notes! Equally cool.

When you listen to pieces like this, you can also ask yourself, "what are the hands doing?" It will open up new vistas for you. Because once you understand "what" is being done, you can apply the technique yourself!

1 comment:

  1. I can see that this young boy is very disciplined and practices for hours every day. He is definetly a classical student. Like the saying goes, "practice makes perfect."