Joshua Foy

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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