A viewer's request piano tutorial. "Ocean" is the name we associate today with this piece but the source of Chopin's inspiration appears to have been quite different. As a descriptive title it fits the work well for modern tastes so I've kept this as a theme in the video. Ocean is a very playable study. Opinions differs as to it's relative difficulty compared to his other studies. My own view is the underlying patters in this piece are beautifully simple and hope the video encourages those wishing to play this piece for the first time to do so.

If you don't have the score (free): http://imslp.org/wiki/Etudes,_Op.25_%28Chopin,_Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric%29

I prepared my own PDF of the score with the bass melody notes highlighted. If this would be useful to you, give me an Email and I'll send it along to you. (free)

If you're interested in a video link, here's an old family video of a trip across a choppy sea on a stormy day in a small boat to Maya Bay in Thailand (setting of The Beach) The colour of the sea on our journey turns from grey, to black then the clearest emerald green in the lagoons.
http://youtu.be/mde3wyHH4_E

Content ID please note: This video is played by Paul Barton, the channel holder, of a musical work in the public domain and NOT owned by Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society as currently claimed and consistently claimed on my videos.

Piano masterclass - Tutorial 7. F.Chopin.
Piano masterclass - Tutorial 7. F.Chopin. "Ocean" etude Op.25 No.12
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4 - Advanced Practice Tutorial - P. Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4 - Advanced Practice Tutorial - P. Barton, piano
Chopin Revolutionary Etude - Tutorial - Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Revolutionary Etude - Tutorial - Paul Barton, piano
Mozart Sonata in C KV 545 - (complete) Paul Barton, piano
Mozart Sonata in C KV 545 - (complete) Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12 'Ocean' - Paul Barton, Feurich 218 Grand Piano
Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12 'Ocean' - Paul Barton, Feurich 218 Grand Piano
Liszt Consolation No.3 - Tutorial - Paul Barton, piano
Liszt Consolation No.3 - Tutorial - Paul Barton, piano
SUPERCHARGE Your Piano Technique with the Tausig Exercise! (Advanced, Level 8+)
SUPERCHARGE Your Piano Technique with the Tausig Exercise! (Advanced, Level 8+)
Chopin's Op.25 No.12 (Ocean) Etude Audio + Sheet Music
Chopin's Op.25 No.12 (Ocean) Etude Audio + Sheet Music
How to approach the Ocean Etude Op. 25 No. 12 by Chopin
How to approach the Ocean Etude Op. 25 No. 12 by Chopin
Liszt 'Un Sospiro' Paul Barton, piano
Liszt 'Un Sospiro' Paul Barton, piano
Chopin
Chopin "Ocean" Study op.25 n.12. How to study (1 of 2)
Chopin Etude Op.10 No. 4 - Tutorial - Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.10 No. 4 - Tutorial - Paul Barton, piano
[Boris Berezovsky] Chopin: Etudes Op.10 & 25
[Boris Berezovsky] Chopin: Etudes Op.10 & 25
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.23 No.5 Paul Barton, piano
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.23 No.5 Paul Barton, piano
Jazz improv: the 5 harmonic systems part 1 of 2
Jazz improv: the 5 harmonic systems part 1 of 2
Chopin 'Fantasie-Impromptu' Op.66 - Paul Barton, piano
Chopin 'Fantasie-Impromptu' Op.66 - Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Ballade No.1 Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Ballade No.1 Paul Barton, piano
Daniil Trifonov - Chopin Sonata No. 3 h-moll op. 58
Daniil Trifonov - Chopin Sonata No. 3 h-moll op. 58
Debussy 'Clair de Lune' - Paul Barton, FEURICH 218 grand piano
Debussy 'Clair de Lune' - Paul Barton, FEURICH 218 grand piano
Schubert / Maurizio Pollini, 1987: Klaviersonate B-dur, D. 960 (op. post.) - Complete
Schubert / Maurizio Pollini, 1987: Klaviersonate B-dur, D. 960 (op. post.) - Complete
Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets - Paul Barton, piano
Prokofiev - Montagues and Capulets - Paul Barton, piano
Mozart - Rondo  Alla Turca - Paul Barton piano
Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca - Paul Barton piano
Vladimir Horowitz plays Chopin
Vladimir Horowitz plays Chopin "Ocean" Etude Op.25 No.12 in C Minor
Chopin Etude Op 25 no 12 (Ocean)
Chopin Etude Op 25 no 12 (Ocean)
Tutorial: Sightreading at the Piano | Cory Hall, pianist-composer
Tutorial: Sightreading at the Piano | Cory Hall, pianist-composer
Chopin Polonaise in G Minor Op.Posth No.2 - PIANO LESSON
Chopin Polonaise in G Minor Op.Posth No.2 - PIANO LESSON
Martha Argerich and Lang Lang
Martha Argerich and Lang Lang "Ma mère l'oye" (Равель "Моя матушка гусыня")
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.2 - Tutorial (2) Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.2 - Tutorial (2) Paul Barton, piano
Albeniz 'Asturias' (Leyenda) PIANO SOLO - P. Barton FEURICH HP piano
Albeniz 'Asturias' (Leyenda) PIANO SOLO - P. Barton FEURICH HP piano
Bach/Hess - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - PIANO LESSON
Bach/Hess - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - PIANO LESSON
Chopin Frederic Etude Opus 25 no 12
Chopin Frederic Etude Opus 25 no 12 "The Ocean"
Chopin Etude Opus 25 No. 11 -
Chopin Etude Opus 25 No. 11 - "Winter Wind"
Chopin Polonaise in G minor Op. Posth. No.2 - P. Barton, FEURICH piano
Chopin Polonaise in G minor Op. Posth. No.2 - P. Barton, FEURICH piano
Valentina Lisitsa  (Chopin 24 Etudes DVD track)Op. 25 No. 12
Valentina Lisitsa (Chopin 24 Etudes DVD track)Op. 25 No. 12
Chopin - Ballade No. 1 (Argerich)
Chopin - Ballade No. 1 (Argerich)
Lola Astanova plays Transcendental etude No. 10 in F-minor by Liszt
Lola Astanova plays Transcendental etude No. 10 in F-minor by Liszt
Albeniz 'Asturias' Viewer's Q&A PIANO LESSON - P. Barton
Albeniz 'Asturias' Viewer's Q&A PIANO LESSON - P. Barton
Rachmaninoff Prelude in g minor op. 23 #5 HQ
Rachmaninoff Prelude in g minor op. 23 #5 HQ
Chopin, etude op. 25 nr 12 (Ocean)
Chopin, etude op. 25 nr 12 (Ocean)
Chopin Etude Op10 No.1 HQ
Chopin Etude Op10 No.1 HQ
Chopin - Etudes, op. 10 - Eric Zuber
Chopin - Etudes, op. 10 - Eric Zuber
Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave
Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave
Chopin Etude op.25 n.12
Chopin Etude op.25 n.12 "Ocean" Sandro Bisotti piano
Chopin Prelude 20  ( Op.28 No 20 )  Frédéric Bernachon plays Chopin's Prelude No. 20 in C Minor
Chopin Prelude 20 ( Op.28 No 20 ) Frédéric Bernachon plays Chopin's Prelude No. 20 in C Minor
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4 Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4 Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12  (version 2) Paul Barton, piano
Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12 (version 2) Paul Barton, piano
Beethoven Broadwood Fortepiano (5_5).flv
Beethoven Broadwood Fortepiano (5_5).flv
Chopin Nocturne E Flat Major Op.9 No.2
Chopin Nocturne E Flat Major Op.9 No.2
Chopin Etude Op 25 No 12
Chopin Etude Op 25 No 12 "The Ocean"
Chopin - Etude No. 12, Op. 25
Chopin - Etude No. 12, Op. 25 "Ocean"