Most pianists would agree that without the music of Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), the “poet of the piano,” the full potential of the instrument would remain unrealized.

A “berceuse” is a lullaby. This is the only one that Chopin wrote.

Which note is sharp in both treble and bass staff?

Observe the crescendo and diminuendo markings.

To facilitate the LH position change in measures 4 and 12, gently “contract” the space between your fingers to bring the third finger closer to the fifth finger. (You’ll learn the opposite of this technique – “expanding” the hand – in Module 8.)