Moonlight Sonata, D Section, Measures 19-23 are broken down and walked through. Hugh first teaches the right hand alone, then the left hand alone, followed by how to combine both hands. Notation is overlaid to help you follow along with the lines being taught.
- Let's take a look at the right hand alone.…Here we are, octave.…Again, holding the pinky through,…that repeats a couple times.…Octave again, now this moves down to an F.…Okay, another octave.…We're gonna keep those two notes in the middle.…Octave again, now these two notes are gonna shift down,…see that?…Now, down to an A octave, these two notes stay the same.…
A octave again, and now these two notes shift down.…Now the whole thing moves down to G.…Now we change the notes slightly in the middle.…This D and the E, A octave here.…D and the E stay the same.…B flat octave, D and the E stay the same.…Down to an A.…Now we add this as an F.…Now here's another painful ninth,…if we play together, awesome, if not, we can break it.…
And let go of that if you can't hold it.…And then we're gonna jump down to D,…we got a double ledger line to an F down here.…And again this is climb back up,…using some of the same notes.…Okay, so those are the notes in the next portion…of the right hand, let's put it all together one more time,…
Each song is demonstrated at different tempos, so you can slowly increase your pace as you get more comfortable at the keyboard, and overlaid with notation, so you can read each line of music as it's taught. This training builds on the rest of the Piano Lessons series and is designed for all levels of pianists who want to learn to quickly play the music they love.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Reading sheet music: staff, bars, notes, rests, and important symbols
- Breaking songs down into sections and lines
- Playing the right hand and left hand separately and together
- Using the damper and sustain pedals
- Performing songs at different tempos