'Raindrop Prelude No.15' - Chopin

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  • Raindrop Prelude No.15  Chopin
    • Melody
      • Falling phrases to represent rain
      • Section A - Falling motif to represent sadness. Melody in the right hand.
      • Equally balanced 4 bar phrases
      • Section B - Dark and stormy melody. Melody is in left hand.
    • Harmony
      • Notes added to triad
      • Enharmonic modulation
      • 7th and 9th chords are used
      • D flat Major
      • Dominant pedal note
      • Perfect cadence
    • Texture
      • Melody dominated homophony
      • Monophonic bar in second A section
      • Melody with accompan-iment
    • Musical Features
      • Expressive use of pedals
      • Crushing notes used for melodic decoration
      • Sustain pedals were used
    • Rhythm
      • Repeated quavers
      • Sustained tempo
      • 4 beats in a bar that always stay the same
      • Dotted rhythms in the A section
      • Crotchet rhythms in the B section
      • Septuplets
      • Rubarto
    • Tempo
      • Time signature is 4/4
      • Rubarto
    • Dynamics
      • B section has a crescendo, but ends in pp
      • A section is generally quiet
      • Extreme dynamics
    • Structure
      • Tenary form - A, B, A, Coda
    • Instrumentation
      • Solo Piano

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