'Raindrop' Prelude - Chopin GCSE Music Mindmap

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  • Melody
    • Chordal harmonic filling in left
    • Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude
  • Stepwise Melody in right hand
    • Melody
      • Chordal harmonic filling in left
      • Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude
  • (Section B) Switches around, melody in left hand and G# dominant pedal note in right
    • Structure
      • A1-B-A2-Codetta
        • Ternary Form
          • Structure
          • Gaps for anticipation of sections inbetween sections
        • Tonality/Harmony
          • A1
            • Tonality/Harmony
              • Db maj-Ab maj-Bb min-Db maj
            • A2
              • Codetta
                • No Key Changes
                  • A2
                    • Codetta
                    • Ornamentation
                      • Dominant/Inverted Pedal Notes
                    • Perfect cadences
                      • Ornamentation
                        • Dominant/Inverted Pedal Notes
                    • Cantabile Playing
                      • Dynamics
                        • A = Piano [(soft) falling motif]
                          • Dynamics

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                          Samuel Richardson

                          A really nice overview of some the key points needed for studying Chopin's Prelude in Db major. Use this mindmap in combiniation with some more detailed analytical notes and definitions of key terms. 

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