Many people want to play classical music for piano practice.
When you can play a classical piece that everyone knows and admires, you will want to play it for someone.
Even though it is practice, there is nothing fun about being able to play a song you don’t know.
In this issue, we will introduce sheet music for easy arrangements of famous classical pieces that can be played by beginners.
They are all very famous songs, so if you do not know them, this is a good opportunity to learn them.
There are many orchestral ones, especially on YouTube, etc., that you can check out.
As usual, we will introduce five of them in order of difficulty.
If you click on the image of the sheet music , you will be taken to the website where it is posted, so please refer to the link if you have difficulty viewing the image due to poor quality.
All free of charge, of course.
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(1) Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart.
Since it is frequently used in TV commercials and other media, there is probably almost no one who has not heard of it. Many Japanese people seem to like Mozart’s music. I can understand why they like Mozart’s music, as it is often cheerful, uplifting, and relaxing.
Incidentally, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is a German word meaning “Little Night Song. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” is originally in the key of G major, but here it is arranged in the key of C major.
The left hand is also easily finished, and I think it is of perfect difficulty and recognition as a first classical piece to practice.
Repeat signs are used at the end of the song, so be careful not to make a mistake. The alphabets listed above the bars mean chords, but don’t worry about it.
Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight
It is “Moonlight” composed by Beethoven.
As for the age in which the piece was composed, it is in the Classical Classical period, but it is closer to the music of the Romantic period that comes next. Therefore, the name of the piece is “Sonata in Fantasy Style.
The tempo is slow and the music is simple and easy. The original score is in C-sharp minor, but this one is arranged in E major. It is a dark piece of music throughout, so I personally do not like it very much…. However, it is one of the most famous classical pieces and good for practice, so I introduce it here.
The second half requires good left hand movement, and beginners are advised to practice with a metronome to keep this regular tempo.
The flavor of the song will come out better if you step on the damper pedal, but at first practice without stepping on it, checking the rhythm of the notes as you go.
(iii) being majestic
The third song has become (or is it still?) a staple of graduation ceremonies. It is “Dignity” by Elgar.
The official English name is ” Pomp and Circumstance,” which translates directly to “Prosperity and Splendor.
There are up to No. 5, but No. 1 is widely known in Japan.
The right hand is a gentle introductory score, but the problem is the left hand. Almost everything requires two notes to be played simultaneously and moves at a tempo that is not slow. It is not as monotonous as Moonlight, which makes it a good practice piece, especially for the left hand.
Also, pay attention to performance marks such as mezzo forte (mf) and mezzo piano (mp).
It is a canon composed by Pachelbel.
Its official name is the first piece of the “Canon and Gigue in D major for three violins and basso continuo.
It is often presented in commercial sheet music as an introduction to classical music.
This is music of the Baroque school, the oldest of the classical schools. The word “baroque” means “snoring pearl” in the first place, and it is said that it was so called because it is often messed up except for the melody. The music itself is played with intricate ornamentation typical of baroque music. So, between you and me, I had a hard time finding sheet music for beginners, free of charge, that captured the melody to some extent. (^_^;)
When the score captures the melody well, the difficulty level inevitably increases with the up-tempo phrases. I feel that this arranged score is suitable for beginners because it is arranged with a moderately low difficulty level.
The left hand also has many quarter notes, but there are also many rests. In the beginning, you should take a break and check your fingers and keys carefully while playing. The original piece is long (the timing of the breaks is difficult), so it cannot be helped, but it is the longest piece of classical music I am going to introduce here. You may have a hard time practicing it all the way through.
However, once you are able to play this song, you will definitely want to play it once for others.
(5) Aria on the G line
It is “Aria on the G line” by Bach.
The name of the song is very chuunibi-centric. (Laughs)
However, it is not [on the battlefield] but [on the line]. On the G string” means “on the “G” string of the four violin strings named “E, A, D, and G”. An “aria” is a classical music term for a piece of music (a solo piece) that is sung with emotion, such as the climax of an opera.
As a miscellaneous note, the correct name and tune for this music composed by Bach is different, and the name and melody familiar today is an arrangement. It seems to have been named this way because the arranger made it so that it could be played only on the G line.
Let me preface this with a description of the score.
First of all, both the right and left hands are in F cle f. If you think that “the right hand is in G clef”, the music will be messed up. In addition, this sheet music is written in F-sharp minor, and “Do Fa So” is always “Do #, Fa #, So #”. Furthermore, it may take quite some time to play it for the first time because of many temporary symbols. In addition, eighth notes are also written in the left hand, so a certain amount of speed is required.
In general, the difficulty level is higher among beginners.
If you start here and struggle, please go back and practice the songs introduced so far.
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