I wonder if I am reading it wrong, or if i need much more practice on this segment. It simply doesn't sound right when I play it. Can you help me expand this trill into actual notes on the sheet please? enter image description here

  • FYI, your title has a typo. Did you mean "Can you help me..." or "How do you..."? Feb 14 '12 at 2:50

These are how to play it and variations.

Trill as played


Note- the speed of the trill can be altered to suit the piece.


This documents that Mozart's trills started on the upper note, either directly or suspended. Also, the jump from G to E in Luke's answer is certainly wrong. I would suggest continuing to hold the G for one 16th, then FEF as equal 16ths.


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Mitsuko Uchida and most performers play it as FGFGFEF: FGFGFEF

though it is also acceptable to play it as a turn (FGFEF): enter image description here


trill is a rapid oscillation between the written note and the note above. In the Mozart case, the F is expanded into FG, or FGFG if you like.

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