Chopin - Concerto No.1 in E minor, 1st movement - Part 1
This 59 -minute tutorial is PART 1 of 3 of the video lessons exploring an in-depth look at the first movement of Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 by Frédéric Chopin. This video covers the exposition section of the concerto (measures 1-384). Areas of focus include character, creating effective dynamic contrast, strategies for effective voicing, exercises to help with speed and alignment, how to mesh well with the orchestra (or second piano, if you're performing with an accompanist), ideas for effective rubato, tempo and pacing, and various exercises to help you become as efficient as possible in your practice sessions
*Note: This is the first ProPractice tutorial I recorded in a new studio space in September 2020. The overhead camera is slightly shaky on loud chords due to some unforeseen vibration in the ceiling (the camera was mounted to a metal mount which didn't vibrate in the other studio space I previously had). You can view a sample of this tutorial below. This is present for part 1 and part 2 of the Chopin Concerto No.1 tutorials, as I recorded them together. The camera mounts have been adjusted for all future tutorials (including part 3). Thank you for your understanding.
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