Hey everyone, new here. I have loved chopin since I first struggled through the "easy" version of Nocturne in Eflat Major (the one with single notes in the bass clef). That was age 13, i think it was what made me quit piano!
anyway, I am returning to the keys at age 24, better late than never, and no longer have an instructor. However, with the help of YouTube and the many great pianists on there, i have managed my way through the original versions of chopin's most famous pieces...opus 64 waltzes, a few mazurkas, even the first part of the E major etude.
But my most favorite pieces to play, by far, is the military polonaise. I want to set it to memory and play it for the rest of my life any time I pass a piano, its the most beautiful thing ive ever heard. I can suffer my way through the whole piece and I understand all the chords, however...
the TRILLS!!!! they confuse me greatly. If you are familiar with the piece, they are the only ones in there, so I dont think i need to be specific. It is the most DANGEROUS section of the song, one that an amatuer could horribly butcher. Chopin violently trills a low C sharp octave (to start, at least), then continues the trend for a few measures with different leading notes, and then, the big big one, where he TRILLS DOWN THE SCALE!!!! what??!? How in the world is this done?? I am hoping its "easier than it looks!"
If some expert here could dig up the piece for me, and write out (G#, A, B#, that sort of way) what the trills are and the fingerings, especially the big big one that leads back into that beautiful "marching" section.