Thursday, May 22, 2008

Piano Lesson - Learn To Play Easy Fur Elise Piano Solo

Piano Lesson - Learn To Play Easy Fur Elise Piano Solo
By Peter Edvinsson




Fur Elise Is a very popular piano solo by Mozart. It is fairly advanced to play for a beginner. In this piano lesson you will learn a simplified version of the melody without sheet music.



Piano tabs



Instead of using piano sheet music we will use a form of piano tabs that show you with letters and numbers what piano keys to press down to play Fur Elise.



First you have to learn a few notes on the piano. The note C4 is the middle C on your piano. You will find it immediately to the left of two black keys.



In some piano tabs it is called number 1. The number 4 indicates that the C is in the fourth octave of an ordinary piano keyboard with 88 keys.



Actually there can be pianos and other types of keyboards with a less number of octaves but the C in the middle of the keyboard is still called C4.



Fur Elise part 1



Now we will start to play the first notes on Fur Elise. Here is the first little melodic phrase:



E5 D#5 E5 D#5 E5 B4 D5 C5 A4/A3



E5 is the E in the octave that is to the right of the middle octave with the note C4. D#5 is the black key immediately to the right of the note D5. A4/A3 means that at the same time as you play the A in the middle octave you will play the note A3 with your left hand as a bass note.



A3 indicates that you play an A in the octave to the left of A4.



Let us continue with Fur Elise:



C4 E4 A4 B4/E3 E4 G#4 B4 C5/A3



G#4 is the black key to the right of G4.



E4 E5 D#5 E5 D#5 E5 B4 D5 C5 A4/A3



I guess the best way to learn the melody is to memorize it one line at a time. Here are the next piano tabs.



C4 E4 A4 B4/E3 E4 C5 B4 A4/A3



This was the first part of the melody.



Fur Elise part 2



The next part has a contrasting melody:



B4 C5 D5 E5/C3 G4 F5 E5 D5/G3 F4 E5 D5 C5/A3 E4 D5 C5 B4/E3



Now it is time to play the first melody again:



E5 D#5 E5 D#5 E5 B4 D5 C5 A4/A3



C4 E4 A4 B4/E3 E4 G#4 B4 C5/A3



E4 E5 D#5 E5 D#5 E5 B4 D5 C5 A4/A3



C4 E4 A4 B4/E3 E4 C5 B4 A4/A3



This was a portion of Fur Elise written with piano tabs. As I mentioned above the best way to learn this very simplified version of the composition is to memorize it one line at a time. You will then have access to it whenever you are asked to play piano for your friends!




Peter Edvinsson invites you to download a free easy piano version of Fur Elise as a high quality pdf music sheet and more free piano sheet music at http://www.capotastomusic.com



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3 comments:

george said...

it is by Beethoven you dope

evolve said...

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