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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to play "Moonlight Sonata, 1st Movement" by Beethoven?? It's like you need 3 hands or something... Anyway, help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!
Last edited in 2017-06-04 08:56

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  • YoungPiano
    YoungPiano

    moonlight sonata mvmt 1 was the first major peice i learned. i found it rather easy to memorize due to the repetative and clockwork nature of it. 3 hands? lol not so much. im working on a video of it right now and you can watch my hands and see i only have two

    4th June, 2017

  • KatieKitty
    KatieKitty

    What I did and do when I play is at first do one line at a time until you got that one mastered, then you go on and do then some thing. as for the three hands, you just got to strech your hands. There is one part it is hard for me to get both notes because they are so far a part but I am getting to where I can almost do it. It just takes time. N-

    4th June, 2017

  • davidareid
    davidareid

    I believe you're referring to the voicing, which is done in three parts. The triplets in the right hand will also play the melody above them. But the melody switches between right and left hands.

    4th June, 2017

  • davidareid
    davidareid

    If you're referring to the sixteenth notes, you don't need three hands, just a good reach with your 5th finger in the right hand. That's the way I played it and the way I mostly see it played, although some say you should use your 4th finger, too. I've tried it that way, but my hands simply aren't large enough to comfortably play like that.

    4th June, 2017

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