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Hey there ya’ll!
I sincerely hope you and your piano are getting along well. You two were made for each other! Relationships take work, never forget that.
This is another post for keyboard players who read music “a little bit,” but who may have trouble remembering all that stuff about key signatures, or sometimes forget which piano key belongs to which line or space on the staff. Maybe you’re an adult who had lessons years ago, for example.
The sheet music below has each note’s letter name marked in (such as E, F#, Ab, G). There are many situations where this reading aid, the adding of letter-names, can be really useful. Beware, some teachers get extremely upset about this kind of alphabetic behavior, declaring it to be pretty much a horrible thing under any circumstances. I’m not exaggerating. But I have used this aid in many successful ways, with students who all ended up being good music readers, and good players. That said, I guess I also should say: If you are a formal student of piano, who intends to read music really well, please be careful about decisions regarding the marking in of letter-names, and maybe just be guided by your teacher, when it comes that. Myself, when I choose to use this letter-note aid with a private student, the notes have to come from me. That is, they are generally not allowed to mark in any note-names themselves.
Okay, there’s that!
Today’s selection is Beethoven’s famous “Moonlight Sonata,” entire first movement.