Moonlight Sonata Analysis

Are you a musician who wishes you understood the music you are playing better, either to improve your performance or simply for the sake of furthering your knowledge? Do you want to discover the hidden secrets of some of the most famous Classical pieces ever written, without taking away from the magic of the music?

Are you a musician who is tired of spending countless hours learning even the shortest pieces of music, and wants to learn the techniques professionals use to memorize new pieces quickly and with confidence?

Are you a composer who wants to free your imagination by learning some of the amazing techniques used by other composers?

Are you an improviser who wants to learn new methods, expressions, and compositional techniques?

Then this collection of books analyzing the greatest hits of Classical music is for you. These volumes contain all the most essential information about the music, as well as a variety of tools that will help you develop your skills and improve your knowledge of more musical subjects than you could ever imagine!

The “Musical Analysis” collection aims to present accessible analyses of some of the most famous pieces of Classical music ever written. What better choice than the first movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” a piece that every pianist whether amateur or professional is bound to come across one day, undoubtedly to their great delight?

The works in this collection are categorized by level (absolute beginner, beginner, intermediate, or expert) and are intended for musicians with at least a basic knowledge of music theory who wish to better understand what they are playing and learn more about music in general.

Each volume is based on an analytical process that readers can apply to other pieces in the future. Detailed explanations and illustrations are provided in Absolute Beginner and Beginner-level works.

These books also demonstrate how a close analysis can improve both your performance and your ability to memorize the piece more quickly and confidently, thanks to the concept of “intelligent memorization.”

The author Philippe PERRET is a musician, composer, and arranger who is passionate about musicology and the sharing of knowledge. He was the unanimous winner of a First Prize in Musical Analysis, and his musical analysis thesis was awarded a SACEM Prize.

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