Chopin, Etude, opus 10 no. 10, A-flat major





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Uploaded on Mar 15, 2010

Frederic Chopin's Etude, opus 10 #10 in A-flat major, performed by Stephen Malinowski, accompanied by a scrolling bar-graph score.

Q: I appreciate the animated graphical scores you make; how can I support your work?
A: Thank you! The easiest way to support my work is by contributing via Patreon:
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Q: You sure are playing slowly for a piece marked "Vivace assai."
A: It's true. This piece can be played in a very flashy way, but I didn't feel like it.

Q: What instrument are you playing?
A: This is the Acoustica "Pianissimo" piano.

Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself?
A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here:
There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:

Q: Could you do a MAM video of _________?
A: Please read this:

Q: What do the colors in the bar-graph score mean?
A: The colors indicate the "pitch class" of the notes; that is, every A-flat is a certain color (blue), every B-flat is a certain color (violet), etc. The piece is in the key of A-flat, so there's blue at the beginning and end. The choice of colors is based on the "circle of fifths," which you can read about here:
This method of coloring notes is described more here:
Because this form of coloring reflects tonality, the places where the piece moves into another key are easily visible; here's a picture of the whole piece:

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