Overview of this sheet music:
- "Moonlight Sonata" (1st movement of Piano Sonata No. 14)
- Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
- Level 2: very easy (See other levels of this song)
- 2 pages of music
- Hand positions & brief tutorial page
- Cover sheet
- Fingerings: on most notes except on repeated patterns
- Key (for this arrangement): A minor
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00311
About "Moonlight Sonata":
Popularly known as "Moonlight Sonata" is Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia" Op. 27 by a German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) from the classical era. He wrote it as a piano solo work. It is one of the most loved classical piano solo pieces in the world. "Moonlight Sonata" has 3 different movements. On this page, we offer the 1st movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of "Moonlight Sonata." It is a slow piece and the most famous movement of all three movements.
Tips for playing Level 2 "Moonlight Sonata - The 1st Movement":
This particular arrangement for the 1st movement of "Moonlight Sonata" is at Level 2 (very easy). You do not have to change the positions at all from the beginning until the end. After download it, please locate the hand position on the tutorial page. The fingering numbers are provided on most notes except on the repeated notes and patterns. You'll be playing both melody notes and harmonic notes by coordinating right and left hands. Beethoven composed this piece in the key of C sharp minor. However, this arrangement is in the key of A minor to accommodate piano players at Level 2. After you become comfortable with the hand positions, notes, fingering numbers, & rhythms, please add the damper (sustain) pedaling since the damper pedal is a "Must for this piece. The pedal signs are precisely marked on the music score.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet) & Practice!
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- To learn more about Beethoven who composed "Moonlight Sonata," please visit our page, "About Ludwig van Beethoven."
- To find more songs by Beethoven, please visit our collection page, "By Ludwig van Beethoven."
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