Nocturne in C-sharp Minor


Worksheet (2)

In performance of this piece the trills should sound and feel free, but since trills are always made up of a finite number of notes it is a good idea to organise them rhythmically by practising a variety of different measured possibilities. Then, when you perform, you can just allow the trill to happen freely. As a general principle, the faster the note value, the lighter the touch. Play the trill extremely lightly at the start, giving you scope to add some melodic shaping (hairpins) as it progresses. Since all the trills in this piece will...

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