Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight” with Lettered Notes | Complete and Unabridged | 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Movements
IMPORTANT: You may also buy any of these movements separately!
PACKAGE PRICE–ALL THREE MOVEMENTS AT A DISCOUNT
Complete and unabridged. Easy to Read. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata piano sheet music with letter-names added to each note.
Compiled, notated, annotated and cross-checked against highly reputable published sources by Kent D. Smith, professional music instructor and performer (that’s me).
Each note in this sheet music is labeled with its associated letter-name, such as E, D#, Ab.
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VISUAL PIANO CHORD BOOK from PIANO WITH KENT
UPDATE Nov. 17, 2020: You can now purchase a downloadable PDF version of this complete piano chord book HERE.
Here is an interactive eBook that I put together as a reference for my Piano Chords 108 series.
This book can serve very well as a stand-alone reference for checking your piano chords.
The primary purpose of my ‘Piano Chords 108‘ series is to teach piano students how to memorize all 108 of these chords, as they appear on the piano keyboard, without the use of any external reference.
In that context, then, this catalog can be used simply to check your understanding of the memorization system taught here.
THE INTERACTIVE CHORD BOOK IS AT BOTTOM!
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Today we’ll learn the unique 3-letter formula the applies to every standard Dominant Seventh Chord.
Audience: Any musician who’s struggling to memorize the individual notes to all those dang chords on piano or keyboards, and looking for a solution!
Description: Learn how to immediately call up the notes to any of the twelve major chords — without having to rely on rote memory. This lesson applies to all twelve major seventh chords as well.
Welcome to A Study in Blues Piano!
This is an in-depth study of twelve blues licks, with extensive left-hand support tips. Each lick/riff is explored in detail, including variations, fingering, playing tips, and supporting music theory.
More than just learning the notes by rote, you will get insight into the patterns, scales, chords and intervals involved, including how to transpose each lick.
As a result, each lick will be mastered as RAW MATERIAL for endless variations, with applications in many musical settings (genres).
Lick #10 of this group is actually more than a lick; rather, it gives you a complete two-handed 12-bar opening groove, including a left-hand pattern to support your licks throughout your soloing.
Students can download and print optional sheet music for several of the licks. There’s also a sample solo piece with a 12-bar introduction, followed by a 12-bar piano solo that features licks from the class.
THE TWELVE LICK STUDIES
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More Sheet Music for ‘A Study in Blues Piano’
Here’s a downloadable PDF file of sheet music covering Blues Piano Lick #10, for optional use with my course “A Study in Blues Piano” (all on this site).
This sheet is part of a supplemental collection I’m putting together, in response to recent requests.
Here’s a nice jazz drill, to give you practice on:
(1) Adding interest to your melody lines, by sometimes preceding the “target tone(s)” of a chord with “approach tones;” and,
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I’ve added a new custom sheet, Prelude in C by Bach, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One. Prelude in C is an extremely popular piece that will never lose its appeal to piano players and listeners alike.
This sheet music has each note labeled with its musical letter-name, such as E, D#, A… Some markings (dynamics, etc.) have been omitted to make room for the added letters.
You can read about the pros and cons of marking in letters on sheet music, here.
Try this: Go to your instrument and play a C-major scale from top to bottom (C B A G F E D C). Play these as evenly spaced eighth notes in 4/4 time.
You will notice that the final note, the lower C, does not land on a solid beat (in this case, that would be beat one). Instead, it lands on the last eighth note of the previous measure.
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I have a micro-slideshow for you today, about “So What” chords. This one will be followed soon by Part Two. Then, I’ll be adding to these posts, more detail that is, which I do a lot with already posted stuff.
After these quick slides, you might like these two video posts by me, on “Fourth Chords,” which are closely related to “So What” chords:
Here’s those slides…
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A Powerful Tip for Blues, Jazz, and Rock Improvisers
This is a slide show, which is a common format that I use on my Instagram channel.
I have discovered that these types of posts are very popular on my Instagram page, so I’m going to start featuring these here, too!
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