This is my arrangement for guitar of the first movement from Beethoven’s sonata, Moonlight Sonata. This sonata is Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor. For this arrangement I transposed it to the key of A minor to make it a little easier to play. The name, Moonlight, was coined by a critic after Beethoven’s death.
In this video I decided to record a practice session for a 1/2 hour. The first half is the first movement from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14) and the second half is the Lacrimosa movement from the Requiem by Mozart.
Both are fairly new arrangements that I have made. The moonlight sonata arrangement was made back in the fall and the Lacrimosa was made over the Christmas break. These are two of my favorite pieces.
I decided to keep the good, bad and ugly in this practice video. I hope you enjoy watching and listening!
This lesson is on the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. “Moonlight Sonata” refers to Sonata No. 14. The original key is c-sharp minor but for this arrangement, I transposed it to the key of A minor.
This movement is composed in a quasi Sonata form, which I explain in the tutorial. One of my favorite movies is Immortal Beloved, a movie about the life/love life of Beethoven. Probably my favorite scene from the movie is when he lays his head on the piano and plays this movement.
This excerpt comes from the first movement of the “Moonlight” sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beautiful piece of music and it wasn’t easy to make this arrangement. You can get the score/tab at my website as well as you can learn this at my guitar school found at my website.
I just finished an arrangement of the beautiful first movement by Beethoven. Tough arrangement to make because on the piano you have two hands to work with and on the guitar you only have one hand that frets notes!