Left hand shaping in Chopin’s C# minor Nocturne Op. Posthumous.

I show the difference in sound when applying shaping to one’s playing.

Length: 1’43”

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.

Length: 4’01”

Left hand shaping and grouping in the Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.3, last movement m 28-30

Length: 4:06

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.

Length: 3’01”