Questions tagged [moonlight-sonata]

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Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement bar 20-23 left-hand technique

My question is what technique should I focus on. In bar 20, I am using the tremolo, but in the passage of the chord there are 2 doubts: do I need to keep finger 1 pressed D # while I bring the other ...
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Moonlight mvt 2 fingering

I'm learning Beethoven's "Moonlight" movement 2, and I'm unsure of the fingering for the left hand here. What does it mean with two sets of fingering in bar 49? I understand that the d flat ...
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"Moonlight" sonata fingering

I noticed there is a similar post here: Strange fingering in "Moonlight" sonata but that does not answer my question. I can't even play the first triplet. I use finger 5 to play and hold the ...
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Preparatory studies for "Moonlight" 3rd movement

I can successfully play the first movement and would otherwise consider myself to be at Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music level 8 to 9. (I can play Chopin's Prelude Op. 28, No. 6 with my own ...
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Understanding the notes in the 4th measure of Moonlight Sonata [duplicate]

I'm working on playing Moonlight Sonata on the Piano and I'm having trouble relating what I'm reading on the sheet music to what I'm finding around the web on how to play it. Here's a picture of the ...
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Should I connect the top melody of the "Moonlight" Sonata 1st mvmt using my fingers?

I'm a beginner piano player and have started learning the 1st movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata. I've read many suggestions, and almost all recommend connecting the top melody (ta ...
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How to play "Moonlight" sonata with pedal

Here is tact #20 of "Moonlight" Sonata: My right hand position (B + B - C# - G#): The hand is definitely overstressed. Plus I am inadvertently pressing the G key in order to press G#. I ...
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How does the 3rd movement of Moonlight Sonata relate to moonlight?

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 is also called the Moonlight Sonata. The first movement is smooth, like the moonlight in a quiet and clear night; the second movement is vivid, just similar to the ...
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Strange fingering in "Moonlight" sonata

This is an except of bars 47-50 from Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata, from the Henle edition. In bar 49, in the middle of the second triplet, there is a fingering of 2-1 (pressing with ...
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Trill measure 29 3rd movement "Moonlight" sonata (Beethoven op. 27 no. 2)

How do you play the trill in measure 29 of Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata?