Step by step FULL piano tutorial lesson on how to play Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven. (Complete Guide to Sonata Op 27 No 2 in C Sharp minor – Practice Piano Tutorial with exercises for speed and accuracy) – All Parts Free
In this video you will be able to understand how to practice to improve your speed and accuracy while being as musical as possible. I will explain in detail melodies and chords slowly, section by section and part by part separately. How to practice and perform Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement. Enjoy!
Notation and Chords Explained:
C Sharp minor scale and chords. Inversions and fingering.
Piano Technique Explained: Arpeggios
Analyzing the movements of the hands:
1- Up – Down Movements.
2- In – Out Movements. (Small fingers in movement and long fingers out movement)
4- Speed Playing.
Putting in all together?
Accenting, Phrasing, and Touch.
p (Piano) vs sf (Forzando)
Melody and Chords played slowly.
Playing in reference to the beat.
C sharp minor – G sharp Major – C sharp 7
Separate Hands: Right Hand and Left Hand.
Combining the 3 movements discussed.
Rhythm – Study, Practice Tips and Independence.
Melody Line Phrasing:
Crescendo – Diminuendo Explained
Voicing a 2 melody line with the background.
Progression using major, minor, diminished and 7th chords.
Notation and Chord Progression Explained:
G sharp minor scale. Inversions and fingering.
Piano Technique Explained:
Finger Independence and Rotation. Using broken triads.
Melody Explained without ornaments and with ornaments.
Melody and Chords Played Slowly.
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.
Octave technique and coordination.
Maintaining the Rhythm. Accenting, Phrasing and Touch. Pausing before a sf (forzando) on Beethoven’s music.
Octave trill explained: Relaxing and quickly closing your hand. Practicing with different rhythms.
Notation and Chords Explained:
A Major Chord and Scale. Inversions, patterns and fingering.
Extending a scale and doing turns.
Right Hand and Left Hand Separate and Slowly.
Hand Coordination: Doing it all together.
Practicing tips. Doing different rhythms and working from opposites.
Grouping and watching thumb movements on fast passages.
ff (Fortissimo) vs p (Piano).
Accenting, Phrasing, Touch and Pedaling.
Chord Progressions Explained.
Playing melodies in octaves.
Managing tension in fast sections. Rotation.
Quick thumb piano technique. Pressing enough to keep the key down without tension. Pedaling. Chord Progression C sharp M – C sharp 7 – F sharp minor – C sharp 7. Detecting point of tension and release.
Piano Tips for playing Moonlight Sonata with ease. Acquiring a firm hand position and understanding the pivots of the hand. Opening and closing your hand quickly to reduce tension. Transposing the melody a tone or whole step down.
Using different dynamics: Ascending melodies – Increase of volume Descending melodies – Decrease of volume. Beethoven using syncopation to generate excitement. Inverting the melody to the left hand. Fingering, exercises and movements explained in all trouble passages.
Using legato, staccato and syncopation to give variety to a melody.