Paganini: Caprice #5 - Page 2
by Christopher Sung
One thing I find helpful with pieces like this is to understand the underlying harmony - it makes it a lot easier to memorize. Your basic tonal center is A minor, but at the start of this page, we've modulated to the relative major of A minor: C major. In measure 4, we've got a two octave descending C major arpeggio run followed by a G major arpeggio run. Remembering what these chords are will help immensely...