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Instructor
Joshua Foy
Workshop
Intermediate
01:37:22

In this course, we’ll be learning and deconstructing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

We’ll go phrase by phrase and learn the notes, fingering, and pedaling. We’ll also explore the dynamics, articulations, and mood. Finally, we’ll analyze the historical context and discuss the life & influence of Beethoven.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the notes, fingering, and pedaling
  • Analyze the dynamics, articulation & harmony
  • Explore the historical context
  • Discuss the life & influence of Beethoven
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Songs
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I spent months on this, and as a beginner there were ups and downs. But in the end, I got it and can confidently play this beautiful piece. Joshua is an inspiring instructor and I wish there was more content featuring him teaching us the classical masterpieces.
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Insightful and fun
I spent months on this, and as a beginner there were ups and downs. But in the end, I got it and can confidently play this beautiful piece. Joshua is an inspiring instructor and I wish there was more content featuring him teaching us the classical masterpieces.
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