Introduction to the classic piece "Prelude in E Minor"(Op.28 No.4) by Frédéric Chopin including explanation of what will be covered in the process of learning to play this tune with Hugh Sung's unique teaching method.
- This version of the Chopin Prelude in E Minor…is very, very close to the original.…I just changed a couple of details to make it easier…to focus on the important technical aspects of this piece.…Mainly, understanding chord positions.…So I took out some of the extra noodling that,…while beautiful, it would've kind of gotten in the way,…really distracted us from really getting to the core…of understanding those chords.…So this is the main focus of this piece.…Feeling the chords, different positions,…how you transition from one chord to the next,…and it still sounds awfully close to the original.…
So, after learning this, if you want to go the original,…and then take a look at the extra embellished notes,…you'll find that there are not too many differences,…and you'll be able to learn it…very, very quickly, very easily.…But for now, let's take the opportunity to use this piece…to get comfortable with different types of chords,…different types of transitions,…and making them all work together smoothly.…
Each song is demonstrated at different tempos, so you can slowly increase your pace as you get more comfortable at the keyboard, and overlaid with notation, so you can read each line of music as it's taught. This training builds on the rest of the Piano Lessons series and is designed for all levels of pianists who want to learn to quickly play the music they love.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Reading sheet music: staff, bars, notes, rests, and important symbols
- Breaking songs down into sections and lines
- Playing the right hand and left hand separately and together
- Using the damper and sustain pedals
- Performing songs at different tempos