Drew Henderson Plays Nocturne Op.9, No.2 by Chopin

Drew Henderson Plays Nocturne Op.9, No.2 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) on a Romantic 7-string guitar by Mark Usherovich. This comes via Henderson’s YouTube channel. Another beautiful performance and video by Henderson from his studio. Lovely phrasing and sound throughout. Check out his sheet music edition here. Below is from his YouTube description:

This arrangement is based on Tárrega’s, but I decided to do away with the octave shifts and cadenza, instead honouring the simplicity and humble quality of the original. Also, like the Raindrop Prelude, I decided to honour the original key and tune the whole guitar down a 1/2 step. The guitar was a little buzzy in this tuning so I adjusted the action. I really like a lower tuning with higher strings, kind of like Stevie Ray Vaughan!

This Romantic 7-string guitar (629mm scale) by Mark Usherovich is a joy to play and record on. Having a low B is very handy for those melismatic lines at the end of each phrase.

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