Chopin - Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op.22 - PART 1
Part 1 covers the Andante Spianato portion of this piece
This 31-minute tutorial covers the Andante Spianato portion of Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op.22 by Frédéric Chopin. Areas of focus include exercises and practice techniques on how to create a soft and fluid left-hand texture, how to gain more control over your dynamics, balance between the melody and accompaniment, how to achieve a delicate sound in the "filigree" or "fioratura" passages (the fast, cadenza-like decorations in the right hand), variety of shape on repeated sections, melodic shaping, and more.
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