Black Eyes


First Section (Bars 4-20)

The first thing to do is to sing the tune, making it as expressive as possible. If you like, you can play the underlying chords as you sing. Notice how expressive the Db sounds as it leans against the dominant 7th chord and then against the tonic chord. Really feel the dissonance – this is supposed to be an expression of pain! Touch To develop a legatissimo touch for the LH, we will need to know what it feels like to release each note deliberately late - only after the next note has been...

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