PRELUDE Op. 28 No. 7 – Chopin – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Prelude by Chopin Performed by Robert Lunn

Chopin is one of my favorite composers and it is too bad he was never asked to write for the guitar. I love the melancholy nature of his Nocturnes, I love the passion and virtuosity in his Etudes. His first Ballade is one of my all-time favorite pieces, ever.

I first heard this piece played by Andres Segovia many moons ago. I began making this transcription a few years ago and forgot about it. Last fall I found it and decided to finish the transcription. The original key is A Major.

I hope you enjoy this guitar lesson. I have tons of videos like this at my guitar school found on my website. You can find lessons for beginners through the advanced guitar player.

FUNERAL MARCH (Main Theme) – Chopin – Easy Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Funeral March (Main Theme) performed by Robert Lunn

In this guitar lesson I teach you the opening theme of Frederic Chopin’s famous Funeral March (Marche Funebre). This melody comes from the third movement of Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35.

I’ve always loved the music of Chopin. I love his Nocturnes, Etudes, and especially his Ballad’s. As guitarists, about the closest we have to Chopin is Tarrega, who I have always thought, but don’t have any proof, was influenced by Chopin.

A few years ago I made a group of easy arrangements for my students. This is one of those. I just arranged the opening theme from this movement. I hope you enjoy it. You can see more videos like this at my guitar school found at my website.

Prelude (Op. 28, No. 7) by Chopin

Prelude (Op. 28, No. 7) by Chopin Performed by Robert Lunn

Here is my teaching video of the piano prelude (Op. 28, No. 7) by Chopin. I remember listening to a recording of Andres Segovia playing this song many years ago. I made this arrangement a couple of years ago and then forgot about it. A couple days ago I found it and tweaked it a bit. It’s a beautiful piece of music. You can find more videos like this at my guitar school found on my website.

Improv and Funeral March Theme

I start this video off with an improvisation before playing my arrangement of a theme from Chopin’s second piano sonata. This particular arrangement comes from my second volume of easy arrangements available at my website.

So what do I think about while I improvise? Short answer is…not much. That’s the ideal–just let the music flow. The arrangement is in A minor so I figured I would improvise in A minor before going into the theme. Every now and then I’ll hit an unexpected note and the challenge is to make it fit. For example, around the 2:24ish mark I hit a C-sharp which I wasn’t planning on. The C-sharp would give the feeling of A major which is something I wasn’t looking to do. After I hit the C-sharp I decided to hit it again and then move down chromatically to the E. That’s the decision I made in the second or two after I hit that C-sharp. Little things like this are what I think about while I am improvising.

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