Flashcards in Melody Deck (6)
Describe the melody at the beginning of the prelude
It is lyrical and begins with a falling sequence which represents a raindrop and a sigh
What does Chopin use to decorate the melody?
Chopin uses ornaments such as an acciaccatura and turn in bar 4
What changes about the melody in the B section?
It moves to the bass and the dominant pedal is now in the right hand. The melody is made up of longer notes and is more dramatic than the A section
How many bars long are the phrases in the prelude?
They are mainly 4 or 8 bars long (there are two 2 bar phrases in bars 16 and 18)
What does the melody do from the middle of bar 1 to the middle of bar 3?