Sonata in C# Minor (Sonata quasi una fantasia)

Walkthrough (6)

(Bars 32 - 42: Development section)

An understanding of harmony not only enhances our appreciation of how tonal music works, but also accelerates the learning process and keeps a piece more securely in our memory. Beethoven is heading back to the home key (C# minor), creating expectation by keeping the bass grounded on the dominant note (G#) while letting the right hand meander through broken chord patterns above. In this video I look at how we might colour the different harmonies. I also show how to block out the diminished 7th chords we find throughout the section, with some ideas for fingerings. ...

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