I am trying to learn Chopin's Op10 no5 ("black keys") [I know it is too advanced for me, but I just enjoy the piece].
- The 8--- notation in the first measure of the attached, I believe means play the relevant notes an octave higher? If so, does it only apply to the final b?
- The second measure, do I actually play those notes as written on the staff? I ask this because when I see any performances of this piece e.g. on YouTube, they are playing the notes an octave lower??
I usually just play the first measure as written and have been putting the final b in measure one an octave higher and then playing the second measure as written, but am not sure if that is correct, looking at YouTube performances.