Important: Today’s post is the 3rd movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata 14 (“Moonlight”) in C# Minor (below).
If you’re looking (instead) for the most famous movement of this sonata, the slow, sort of haunting first movement, that sheet is right here: Moonlight Sonata 1st Movement.
Hello again, Beethoven fans!
Here’s a brand new sheet music offering. This one is another custom job for keyboard players who read music “a little bit,” but who may have trouble remembering the details about key signatures, or may sometimes be unsure about which piano key belongs to which line or space on the staff. Perhaps you’re an adult who had lessons many years ago, for example.
This Beethoven piano sheet music was prepared by me, and was very carefully cross-checked for accuracy by doing note-for-note comparisons against three other “standard format” publications of this sonata. All references used are from reputable sources.
Here’s a new sheet music post for keyboard players who read music “a little bit,” but who may have trouble remembering the details about key signatures, or may be unsure about which piano key belongs to which line or space on the staff. Maybe you’re an adult who had lessons years ago, for example.
I highly recommend that you also have access to a “conventional” copy of this piece (one that has no letter-notes added, I mean), because it will likely contain many markings that I have left out, in order to deal with the page clutter that I created by adding all those letters. Important markings left out by me, in this lettered version, include phrasing and dynamics symbols, which are critically important in studying a piece like this.
About Marking Notes with Letter-names on Sheet Music
Disclaimer: The marking of letter-names on sheet music is a valid tool for learning piano, depending on how and when it is used.
Be advised that in the context of academic study, for example traditional piano lessons, this practice should be at the discretion of the professional instructor, and not of the student. This is because, when used in the wrong setting, or in the wrong way, letter-notes can actually become a hindrance to one’s learning to read music fluently!
A big focus of “Piano with Kent” is to get people to their pianos, and to bring musical experiences and knowledge to those who may not have the time, the funds, or the circumstances to be taking formal lessons. Millions of people want to play piano, and also to play better and better, and most of those millions do not have the luxury of a private instructor. The letter-name sheets provided here, are in that spirit.