How to handle leaps

Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 1st Movement

  • 0:00-1:38: The wrist: where should it be and what is its role?
  • 1:38-3:04: Leaps in broken chords; applying single rotation and walking hand and arm
  • 3:04-4:45: Using redistribution to simplify the passage

Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 3: Leaping with freedom

Although it is a lesser played work of the Op.25 set, this etude contains issues involving proper leaps and use of shaping. I explain the movements of both hands and suggest fingerings.

Length: 4’28”