Tips for writing nocturnes

• Dec 30, 2020 - 19:05

Hello everyone. I absolutely love the nocturnes of Chopin. So I thought it would fun to write one. I'm currently writing it right now, I just wondered if there is any tips for writing one or some necessary things that should be in the piece.



Unlike sonatas and some of the other forms you mentioned in your previous posts, there really is no definition for "nocturne" other than "music you write to evoke an atmosphere of the night". Whatever that means to you, go for it. If you want to write music reminiscent of Chopin's Nocturnes in particular, a starting point would be to try to verbalize and then analyze the particular aspects of them that appeal to you.

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