Nocturne in C-sharp Minor

Worksheet (3)

The LH is so much more than just the accompaniment. In addition to providing the harmony, the broken chords also supply movement backwards and forwards (this ebb and flow is known as rubato), and the LH is integral to mood and colour. Make sure to shape the LH melodically, especially phrasing the last two notes of each group of four notes. We need to avoid using the last note as a springboard to the next bass note – this will create a most unwelcome and unmusical accent. The only...

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