Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9 no. 2: Andante
PDF Sheet music, piano solo
Simple Solutions arrangement by Henrik Kilhamn
Approximate Grade: 3+
Scale 1 - 8: Beginner - Advanced
Key: C major (original is in E-flat major)
The cadenza in the end is omitted in this arrangement
This is a well-known piece that is not easy at all! To be able to let the lovely melody flow freely in RH, LH needs to be very comfortable playing big leaps and thick chords that change on every 8th note. This is a much more accessible version with a rather simplified LH pattern, but with the melody mostly intact you can still feel Chopin’s original musical conception.
This arrangement is included in Simple Solutions VOLUME 1 (Elementary ~ Grade 3)
Also, check out Simple Solutions VOLUME 2 (Intermediate ~ Grade 5)
Easy Arrangement of Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 no. 2, Intermediate ~ Grade 5 (included in Volume 2)
ABOUT SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
This is for everyone who loves the great piano repertoire but haven’t (yet) developed the skill required to master it. After all, the big composers wrote music for professional musicians, and it takes many years of studies to achieve a level sufficient to play their pieces as written. However, the musical material can be separated into melody, harmony, rhythms, and textures, and in some cases simplified while preserving the core ideas. This is what I have done in these arrangements of some of the most beloved piano melodies by the great composers. In this easier setting, you will instead have enough time on your hands (literally!) to bring the music to life and care about those aspects that often otherwise come second: phrasing, articulation, dynamics, and balance. This will help you develop your over-all musicality, which will be of great value in all other pieces as well.
I believe you have the right to enjoy playing this great music with your own hands, even when the original writing is beyond your present level or would require too much time and effort. In the end, if you feel ready for a challenge and want to go forward with proper piano studies that requires years of practice—the originals are always there. In the meantime, these arrangements will bring you close to the same enjoyment, because all musical ideas are carefully conserved.
They are just a little bit easier.
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