Left hand shaping in Chopin’s C# minor Nocturne Op. Posthumous.
I show the difference in sound when applying shaping to one’s playing.
Right hand shaping in Chopin’s C# minor Nocturne, Op. Posthumous
I display shaping in right hand melodic material and give examples of broken alignment due to an excessively high or low wrist.
Left hand shaping and grouping in the Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.3, last movement m 28-30
Staccato playing in Beethoven’s Spring Sonata for violin and piano.
How short should staccato playing be? I demonstrate how to shape and phrase short notes without interrupting the musical line.