Moonlight Sonata – First Movement – Ludwig van Beethoven – Fingerstyle Guitar

Moonlight Sonata performed by Robert Lunn

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.

I hope you enjoy this arrangement. Score/tab is available at my website.

Here is the teaching video:

Practicing Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven – and Lacrimosa (Requiem) – Mozart – Fingerstyle Guitar

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!

MOONLIGHT SONATA (First Movement) Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Moonlight Sonata -1st Movement- Performed by Robert Lunn

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.

You can see a clip of it here:

You can see more videos like this at my (free) guitar school found on my website.