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...

Subscribe for full access!

Get full access to this content in addition to our growing library of over 300 articles for as little as £9.99 per month or £99.99 a year. Click here to sign-up or click here to find-out more (click here to sign-in to view this page if you are already a subscriber).