How to make your guitar sing! – secrets from Frederic Chopin


Frederic Chopin is perhaps the most lyrical, melodic composer for piano ever. He was a genius at composing for the piano and had the ability to incorporate melodic songlike vocal qualities into his piano melodies. His piano compositions always had a vocal quality associated with them. Chopin's advice to fellow pianists and piano enthusiasts was that they should listen to Bellini (the Bel Canto style). He explained that the piano should be touched to create a song like quality! His advice is spot on and you should listen to a little bit of Bellini in order to develop the MUCH-NEEDED vocal [...]