Chopin-Prelude 28-14 Levels A and D RP v7.

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Prelude, Op. 28, No. 14
Frederich Chopin In Eb Minor

Level A Level D

Standard Note Colors
Pink - Left Hand White - Right Hand

From the MIW Piano Student's Workshop

Chopin-Prelude 28-14 Levels A and D RP v7.0

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Instructions for the Level A Arrangement on the Facing Page

About This Arrangement
This is a simplified Level A version of the piece. It includes every note of the original piece played by the right hand. The original version of this piece has identical parts for each hand except at the very end. In the original, the hands play the entire piece an octave apart (except for the last pair of notes, where the left hand plays a note two octaves below the right hand). The original is unique in another way as well. The melody alternates regularly between high notes and low notes -- in fact, so regularly that the piece might be thought of as an exercise. This regular pattern allows us to assign every alternate note to an alternate hand -- so that the hands alternate as they play the entire piece. These factors taken together, along with the benefit of the key map, place the piece within the reach of the Level A student. Notice that the left hand notes are shown in red. The piece is greatly enhanced by the intelligent use of the pedal.

Chopin-Prelude 28-14 Levels A and D RP v7.0
3 4 3 4 2 3 4

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Prelude 14
F. Chopin
pesante e legato Allegro b: 6
3 4

Chopin-Prelude 28-14 Levels A and D RP v7.0

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About the Version on the Facing Page
This is the complete piece as Chopin wrote it -- except, of course, for the key map notation. This piece, in the key of Eb Minor with its 6 flats and multitudes of accidentals, is extremely difficult to read in the traditional notation. It is relatively easy to read as a key map. This version shows only the notes for the right hand. The pianist simply duplicates the right hand music an octave lower. For the last beat, the left drops another octave, so that the last note for the left hand is played two octaves below the right hand (Eb in the violet octave).

The notes for the right hand are shown. The left hand plays the identical notes at the same time an octave lower. (The final LH note is 2 octaves lower.)

Chopin-Prelude 28-14 Levels A and D RP v7.0 Right Hand shown!
3 4 3 4 2 3 4

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Prelude 14
F. Chopin
pesante e legato Allegro b: 6
3 4

Chopin-Prelude 28-14 Levels A and D RP v7.0

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