Ludwig Van Beethoven – Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia tab

Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia ("Mondschein"), Adagio sostenuto
No 14 in C#m Op 27 No 2 ("Moonlight"), 1st movement - Beethoven (1770-1827)
1st version - by David Atkinson, in Am, + left hand fingering (1994)
2nd version - by K Gerard, in Am, + left hand fingering (2003)
3rd version - by S Ghyselincks, in Am, + LHF, + MIDI (2005)
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Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
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Tabulated from the (much easier to play) piano score by David Atkinson
October 1994 - V2.0 (11/94)

I have included left hand fingering underneath the tab.  I think the system
I used is self-explanitary.  The numbers 1 to 4 indicate the fingers -
1=index, 2=middle, 3=ring, 4=little(pinkie).  I have left out fingering where
a section is repeated or on parts where fingering is blatantly obvious.
If anyone needs an explanation, feel free to email me.

I transposed this to the key of A minor which seemed logical to me at the
time but I have recently been informed that Tarrega used D minor. Tough!
I experimented with the B string tuned to Bb but, although some parts were
easier, most were better with normal tuning.  Any other suggestions?

I might just try a D minor version if I find the time and motivation.
Watch this space!

p = pull-off, h = hammer-on, s = slide

===== = sustain.  However, to save me hassle, sustain all the bass notes
for a whole bar where possible.

The roman numerals above the tab indicate either full barres or half
barres.  The ...s indicate how long the barre lasts.


    Adagio sostenuto

pp | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|------------------------|B-|-----1-----1-----1-----1|-----1-----1-----1-----1|G-|---2-----2-----2-----2--|---2-----2-----2-----2--|D-|-2-----2-----2-----2----|-2-----2-----2-----2----|A-|-0----------------------|------------------------|E-|------------------------|-3----------------------| 3 2 1 3 4
I... III.. | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|------------------------|B-|-----1-----1-----3-----3|-----3-----1-----0-----0|G-|---2-----2-----3-----3--|---1-----2-----2-----1--|D-|-3-----3-----3-----3----|-2-----2-----2-----0----|A-|-------------5----------|------------------------|E-|-1----------------------|-0-----------0----------| 3 2 1 1 2 1 4 2 3 1 1 1 3
| | | | | | | |E-|-------------------0----0|--0-----------------0----0|B-|-----------1-----1-----1-|------3-----3-----3-----3-|G-|-2---2---2-----2-----2---|----4-----4-----4-----4---|D-|-2-2---2-----2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----2-----|A-|-0-----------------------|--------------------------|E-|-------------------------|--0-----------------------| 3 1 3 2 1 2
| | | | | | | |E-|-0-----------1----------|-0-----------------3----|B-|-----1-----1-----3-----3|-----1-----1-3---0-----0|G-|---2-----2-----2-----2--|---0-----0-----0-----0--|D-|-2-----2-----0-----3----|-2-----2-----3-----3----|A-|-0----------------------|------------------------|E-|------------------------|-3-----------3----------| 2 3 1 1 2 4 3 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 1
V........................ | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|--------------------------|B-|-1---1-----1-----1-----1|--------------------------|G-|---0-----0-----0-----0--|-----5-----5-----5-8---5h8|D-|-2-----2-----2-----2----|---5-----5-----5-----5----|A-|-3----------------------|-6-----6-----6-----6------|E-|------------------------|-8------------------------| 1 2 1 1 4 4 2 4 2 3
IV....................................I..... | | | | | | | |E-|-------------------------|------------------------|B-|-4-----------------4----4|-4---------------1-3---1|G-|-----6-----6-----6-----6-|-----5-----5---2-----2--|D-|---5-----5-----5-----5---|---6-----6---1-----0----|A-|-------6-----6-----6-----|-6-----6----------------|E-|-6-----------------------|-4-----3-----2----------| 1 2 4 1 3 1 3 1 4 2 1 3 3 1 2 1
III......... III........... | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|------------------------|B-|-3-----------4-----1----|-3-----------3----------|G-|-----3-----3---0-2---0-2|-----3-----3-----2-----2|D-|---5-----5---1-----1----|---5-----5-----4-----4--|A-|-5-----5-----3----------|-5-----5-----5-----5----|E-|-3----------------------|------------------------| 1 4 1 4 2 2 3 1 4 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 3 4 1 3
III......................IV....III.IV......II.... | | | | | | | |E-|-------------------3----|s4-----------------2----|B-|-----3-----3-----3-----3|-----4-----4-----4-----4|G-|---3-----3-----4-----4--|---5-----5-----5-----5--|D-|-5-----5-----5-----5----|-5-----5-----5----------|A-|------------------------|-------3-----------3----|E-|-3=============================------------------| 3 2 1 3 1 3 4 2 1 4 3 1 2 1 2
III.......................IV....III.IV......II... | | | | | | | |E-|-3-----------------3----|s4-----------------2----|B-|-----3-----3-----3-----3|-----4-----4-----4-----4|G-|---4-----4-----4-----4--|---5-----5-----5-----5--|D-|-5-----5-----5-----5----|-5-----5-----5----------|A-|------------------------|-------3-----------3----|E-|-3=============================------------------|
III.................... | | | | | | | |E-|-3-----------3----------|-3---0-----0-1----------|B-|-----3-----3------------|-----------------3-----3|G-|---4-----4-----3-6---3-6|---2-----2-----2-----2--|D-|-5-----5-----5-----5----|-------5-----0-----3----|A-|------------------------|-4----------------------|E-|-3-----------0----------|------------------------| 1 1 4 2 1 4 1 2 4 3 3 3
III.................... II......... | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|------------------------|B-|-4-----------3----------|------------------------|G-|-----3-----3-----4-----4|-------------2-----2----|D-|---5-----5-----3-----3--|-7---3-----3-----2-----2|A-|-------6-----5-----5----|---5-----5-----5-----4--|E-|-3-----------4----------|-5-----5-----5-----5----| 2 3 1 4 1 1 3 4 3 1 1 4 1 1 3 1 1 4 2 3 4 3
VII......... 1/2 V.......... V.... | | | | | | | |E-|-------------------5----5|-5-------0-----0---5----5|B-|-----------------6-----6-|---5-8-----8-----8---5-8-|G-|-----------7---7-----7---|-------------------------|D-|-----7---7---7-----7-----|-7-----7-----7-----7-----|A-|---8---8-----------------|-0-----------------------|E-|10-----------------------|-------------------------| 4 2 1 2 1 1 3 4 2 1 4 25 1 4 3 4 1 1 41 3 3
V...... VII V... | | | | | | | |E-|-5-----------------5----|-7---0-----0-----0-7---0|B-|-----6-----6-9---------6|------------------------|G-|---7-----7-----7-9---7--|---7-----7-----7-----7--|D-|-7-----7-----------7----|-6-----6-----6-----6----|A-|-5----------------------|------------------------|E-|-------------7-----5----|-4-----------------4----| 1 4 2 4 1 3 1 4 2 4 3 2 3 3 1 3 2 1 1 1
decresc p < > V..... IV............. | | | | | | | |E-|-8-----------7-----5----|-4----------------------|B-|----10----10-0---9-----7|-------5-----6---0-----0|G-|---9-----9-----7-----5--|-----4-----4-------7----|D-|10----10-----0-----7----|---6-----6-----6-----6--|A-|-0-----------------6----|------------------------|E-|------------------------|-0----------------------| 1 2 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 3 1 2 4 4 3 3 2
< > < > V...................... | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|-------5-----8-----5----|B-|-----0-----0-----0-----0|-----5-----5-----5-----5|G-|------------------------|-5-5-----5-----5-----5--|D-|---6-----6-----6-----6--|------------------------|A-|-------7-----8-----5----|------------------------|E-|-0----------------------|-0----------------------| 2 3 4 1 1 4
< > | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|-------------------1---4|B-|-------------1----------|-----------0---3-0---3--|G-|-------2-----------2----|-------1-----1----------|D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2|---3-0---3--------------|A-|-3-3-----3-----3-----3--|-2----------------------|E-|-0----------------------|-0----------------------| 4 2 3 4 2 1 4 2 3 4 2 2 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 4
cresc V...... | | | | | | | |E-|-----------0--s5---8-5--|-----------------------2|B-|-------1-----1s--5-----5|---------------1---4-1--|G-|---2-----2--------------|-----------2-----2------|D-|-----2------------------|---1---4-1---4----------|A-|-3----------------------|-0---3------------------|E-|-0----------------------|-0----------------------| 4 3 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 3 4 1 2 4 1 2 4 1 2
decresc | | | | | | | |E-|-------------------4---7|s4---1------------------|B-|-------0-----0-6-----6--|---3---0-3---0----------|G-|---1-------7-----7------|-----------1-----1------|D-|-0---3--s6--------------|---------------3---0-3--|A-|------------------------|-----------------------2|E-|-0======================|=======================-| 1 3 3 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 2
| | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|------------------------|B-|------------------------|------------------------|G-|------------------------|------------------------|D-|-0---------0-3---0---0-3|-----2-3-2-----0-3---0-3|A-|-----2---------2---0----|---5-------5-2-----0----|E-|---4---1-4--------------|-4----------------------| 4 2 1 4 3 2 2 3 4 2 3 1 2 2
decresc | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|------------------------|B-|------------------------|------------------------|G-|------------------------|-----------------2-----2|D-|-----2-3-2-----0-3---0-3|-----2-3-2--------------|A-|---5-------5-1-----0----|---5-------5-0h3---0h3--|E-|-4----------------------|-4-----------1----------| 1 3 2 1 3 2
decresc pp pp | | | | | | | |E-|------------------------|-------------------0----0|B-|------------------------|-----------1-----1-----1-|G-|-----2-----2-----1-----1|-2---2---2-----2-----2---|D-|-0h3-----3-----2-----2--|---2---2-----2-----2-----|A-|-2-----2-----2-----2----|-0-----------------------|E-|-------------0----------|-------------------------| 2 4 3 2 3 1 3 2 1
| | | | | | | | |E-|-0-----------------0----0|-0-----------1----------|B-|-----3-----3-----3-----3-|-----1-----1-----3-----3|G-|---4-----4-----4-----4---|---2-----2-----2-----2--|D-|-------2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----0-----3----|A-|-------------------------|-0----------------------|E-|-0-----------------------|------------------------| III.....................
| | | | | | | |E-|-0-----------------3----|-------------------3----3|B-|-----1-----1-3---0-----0|-----------5-----5-----5-|G-|---0-----0-----0-----0--|-5---5---5-----5-----5---|D-|-2-----2-----3-----3----|---5---5-----5-----5-----|A-|------------------------|-3-----------------------|E-|-3-----------3----------|-------------------------| 3 2 3 2 3 4 1 1 2
cresc V.... | | | | | | | |E-|-3---1-----1-----1-3---1h3|-3---0-----0-4---0-5----|B-|---3-----3-----3-----3----|---1-----1-----3-------5|G-|-0-----0-----0-----0------|-0-----0-------------5--|D-|--------------------------|-------------------7----|A-|-2------------------------|-3-----------2-----0----|E-|--------------------------|------------------------| 4 3 1 4 3 1 4 4 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 3
p III......... | | | | | | | |E-|-7---0-----0-8----------|-6-----------4---0-----0|B-|-0-----0--------10----10|---3-6---3-6---3-----3--|G-|---7-----7-----9-----9--|-3-----3-----1-----1----|D-|------------10----10----|-0----------------------|A-|-------------0----------|------------------------|E-|-4----------------------|-------------0----------| 4 3 1 2 4 4 1 4 4 3 1 3 1 1
< > V...................... VI... V..... | | | | | | | |E-|-5-----------------5----|-6-----------------4---1|B-|-----5-----5-----5-----5|-----6-----6-----6---3--|G-|---5-----5-----6-----6--|---7-----7-----7---2----|D-|-7-----7-----7-----7----|-7-----7-----7-----0----|A-|-0======================|======-5-----3----------|E-|------------------------|------------------------| 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 4 1 3 4 2 4 3 1 3 2 1 1 2
< > V...................... VI... V..... | | | | | | | |E-|-5-----------------5----|-6-----------------4---1|B-|-----5-----5-----5-----5|-----6-----6-----6---3--|G-|---6-----6-----6-----6--|---7-----7-----7---2----|D-|-7-----7-----7-----7----|-7-----7-----7-----0----|A-|-0======================|======-5-----3----------|E-|------------------------|------------------------|
V...................... | | | | | | | |E-|-5-----------5----------|-3---1-----1-----1-3---0|B-|-----5-----5-----6-----6|---3-----3-----3-----1--|G-|---6-----6-----7-----7--|-0-----0-----0----------|D-|-7-----7-----7-----7----|------------------------|A-|-------------5----------|-2-----------------3----|E-|-5----------------------|------------------------| 1 2 1 1 4 1 4 3 1 4 1 3 3 2 3 1 1
I IV.. cresc | | | | | | | |E-|-1---0-1-----------0----|-------------0-----1----|B-|---1-----0-3-5---------1|-3---0-----0-----0-----0|G-|---------------4-7---2--|---2-----2-----2-----2--|D-|-3-----3-----6-----2----|-0-----0-----2-----0----|A-|-0-----2-----------0----|------------------------|E-|-------------4----------|-1-----------0----------| 1 1 1 4 2 1 4 2 3 1 4 3 2 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 2 1
| | | | | | | |E-|-0-----------0----------|-------------------------|B-|-----1-----1-----0-----0|-1---------1-----1-----1-|G-|---2-----2-----1-----1--|-----2---2-----2-----2---|D-|-2-----2-----0-----0----|-2-2---2-----2-----2-----|A-|------------------------|-0-----------------------|E-|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----0|
V.........<....... | | | | | | | |E-|--------------------------|-----------5---8-5-12-8---|B-|------3-----3-----3-----3-|-------5-----5---------10-|G-|----4-----4-----4-----4---|---5-----5----------------|D-|--2-----2-----2-----2-----|-----7--------------------|A-|--------------------------|-7------------------------|E-|--4-----------------0----0|-5------------------0----0| 1 4 2 3 1 4 1 1 1 1 4 1 4 1 3 3 1
VII.......>. V...........<..... | | | | | | | |E-|---7----------------------|-----------5---8-5-12-8---|B-|-9-----9------------------|-------5-----5---------10-|G-|----10---7-10---7---------|---5-----5----------------|D-|--------------9----s6---0-|-7---7--------------------|A-|------------------8---7---|-7------------------------|E-|-0------------------0----0|-5------------------0----0| 3 1 4 3 1 4 3 1 2 1 2
decresc VII.......>..... V........... II..... | | | | | | | |E-|---7----------------------|------------------------|B-|-9-----9------------------|------------------------|G-|----10---7-10---7---------|-------5-----------2----|D-|--------------9----s6---0-|-7---7---7-------2---2--|A-|------------------8---7---|-7-7-------7---3-------3|E-|-0------------------0----0|-5-----------5----------| 4 3 4 1 4 3 4 2 1 1 3 1
pp pp V | | | | | | | |E-|-------0----------------|-------------5==========|B-|-----1---1--------------|-------------5==========|G-|---2-------2---2--------|-------------5==========|D-|-2-----------2---2---2--|-------------7==========|A-|-0-----------------3---3|p0==========-0==========|E-|------------------------|------------------------| 2 3 1 4
| | | |E-|------------------------|B-|------------------------|G-|------------------------|D-|-7=======================A-|-0=======================E-|------------------------|
The end ...
-|------------------------|------------------------| -|---Blimey! Quite tough at times but I tried to --| -|---find the easiest positions. Good Luck!--------| -|------------------------|------------------------| -|------------------------|------------------David-| -|------------------------|------------------------|
****************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************** Moonlight sonata Beethoven piano sonata no.14 "Quasi una fantasia" (Italian: Almost a fantasy) 1st movement Beethoven wrote his Piano Sonata No. 14 in 1801 and dedicated it to 17-year-old Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, with whom he was deeply in love. Its original title, "Quasi una Fantasia", was in keeping with that dedication. However, in 1832, the poet Ludwig Rellstab compared the music to "moonlight shining on a lake." Since then, it became known as the Moonlight Sonata. Its powerful, haunting and quiet melody was at first disturbing to audiences. However, Beethoven later complained of its popularity, writing, "Surely I've written better things." Standard Tuning; 4/4, in Am minor (composed in C sharp minor) (All but the last two bars are in triplet 8ths, as noted in bar #1. With several bars ending in 16ths; These notes are shown as "s" above the note). Also, there are numerous dynamics regarding tempo and note accents, far too many to note without making the tab look cluttered. My best advice would be to find and listen to a recording. Fingering: The LHF I've laid out in this tab are what I use, If you're not left hand comfortable with some of them, don't hesitate to try other ways 1 - index of freting these cords. For ex. in the first measure (Am) I 2 - middle exchange my middle and ring fingers for easier transition into 3 - ring the F shape of bar three. 4 - little Let ring throughout (wherever possable)
1 |--3--- |--3--- |--3--- |--3-------|E||----------------------------------------|B||--------1--------1--------1--------1----|G||-----2--------2--------2--------2-------|D||--2--------2--------2--------2----------|A||--0-------------------------------------|E||----------------------------------------| 3 2 1
2 I--------------- III------------------||--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||--------1--------1--------1--------1--|--------1--------1--------3--------3----||-----2--------2--------2--------2-----|-----2--------2--------3--------3-------||--2--------2--------2--------2--------|--3--------3--------3--------3----------||--------------------------------------|--------------------5-------------------||--3-----------------------------------|--1-------------------------------------| 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 1 3
16ths4 | | | | s s|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------0-------0-||--------3--------1--------0--------0--|-----------------1--------1--------1---||-----1--------2--------2--------1-----|--------2-----2--------2--------2------||--2--------2--------2--------0--------|-----2-----2--------2--------2---------||--------------------------------------|--0------------------------------------||--0-----------------0-----------------|---------------------------------------| 2 1 4 3 1 1 2 3 1
6 s s|--0--------------------------0-------0-|--0-----------------1-----------------||--------3--------3--------3--------3---|--------1--------1--------3--------3--||-----4--------4--------4--------4------|-----2--------2--------2--------2-----||-----------2--------2--------2---------|-----------2--------0--------3--------||---------------------------------------|--0-----------------------------------||--4------------------------------------|--------------------------------------| 3 4 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 3 4
8 III---------------------------------------------------------||--0--------------------------3--------|----------------------------------------||--------1--------1--3-----------------|--1-----1--------1--------1--------1----||-----0--------0-----------4--------4--|-----0--------0--------0--------0-------||--2--------2-----------5-----3h-5-----|-----------2--------2--------2----------||--------------------------------------|--3-------------------------------------||--3-----------------3-----------------|----------------------------------------| 2 1 2 1 3 2 3 2 1 2 3 3
16ths10 s s s s|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||--------1--------1--------1--4-------4-|-4--------------------------4-------4-||-----0--------0--------0-----------5---|-------6--------6--------6--------6---||--1--------1--------1-----------5------|----5--------5--------5--------5------||--3--------------------------6---------|----------6--------6--------6---------||---------------------------------------|-6------------------------------------| 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 4 3 4 4 3
12 IV------- III------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||--4-----------------------1--3-----1--|--3-----------------4--------1----------||--------5--------5-----2--------2-----|--------3--------3--------2-----0--2----||-----6--------6--------------0--------|-----5--------5--------5-----1----------||--------------------------------------|-----------5--------3-------------------||--4--------3--------2-----------------|--3-------------------------------------| 1 3 2 1 2 3 1 4 1 1 4 2 3 3 4 1 2 3 2 1
14 III-------------- III------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-----------------------------3----------||--3-----------------3-----------------|--------3--------3--------3--------3----||--------3--------3--------2--------2--|-----3--------3--------4--------4-------||-----5--------5--------4--------4-----|--5--------5--------5--------5----------||-----------5--------5--------5--------|----------------------------------------||--3-----------------------------------|--3-------------------------------------| 1 4 3 2 3 1 3 1 1 2 4 1
16 III-------------- III------------------------------------||--4--------------------------2--------|--3--------------------------3----------||--------4--------4--------4--------4--|--------3--------3--------3--------3----||-----5--------5--------5--------5-----|-----4--------4--------4--------4-------||--------------------1-----------------|-----------5--------5--------5----------||-----------3-----------------3--------|----------------------------------------||--3-----------------------------------|--3-------------------------------------| 2 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 2
18 III------------- III------------------------------------||--4--------------------------2--------|--3-----------------3-------------------||--------4--------4--------4--------4--|--------3--------3--------2--------2----||-----5--------5--------5--------5-----|-----4--------4--------3-----0--3-------||--------------------1-----------------|-----------5--------2-------------------||-----------3-----------------3--------|----------------------------------------||--3-----------------------------------|--3-------------------------------------| 2 4 3 1 1 4 3 1 1 2 1 3 4 3 2 3 1 2 1
20 III------------------------------------||--3-----------------1-----------------|----------------------------------------||--------5--------5--------3--------3--|--4-----------------3-------------------||-----2-----0--2--------2--------2-----|--------3--------3--------4--------4----||--------------------0--------3--------|-----5--------5--------3--------3-------||--4-----------------------------------|-----------6-----------------5----------||--------------------------------------|--3-----------------4-------------------| 2 1 4 1 1 2 3 4 2 3 1 4 1 1 3 4 3 1 2
22 II-------bar-strings-3&4------------ V-----s-s---||--------------------------------------|-----------------------------5-------5---||--------------------------------------|-----------------3--------6--------6-----||--2-----------------------------------|--------2-----2--------7--------7--------||--------3--------3--------2--------2--|-----3-----3--------7--------7-----------||--0h-5-----0h-5-----0h-5-----0h-4-----|--5--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------| 1 4 2 4 2 4 1 3 1 4 2 1 2 1 3 3 4 2
24 V--------------------------------s-s----V-------------------------------------||--5--------------------------5-------5-|--5-----------------4--------5----------||--------8--------8--------8--------8---|--------6--------6--------6--------6----||-----6--------6--------6--------6------|-----7--------7--------7--------7-------||-----------7--------7--------7---------|-----------7----------------------------||---------------------------------------|--5-----------------0--------7----------||--5------------------------------------|----------------------------------------| 1 2 4 3 1 4 2 3 1 1 3
26 IV------------------------------------||--7--------------------------7----------||--------5--------5--------5--------5----||-----7-----4h-7-----4h-7--------7-------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||--4-------------------------------------| 4 3 2 1 3 1
27 V----------||--8--------------------7--------5----------||--------10---------10--------6--------7----||-----9----------9---------7--------5-------||------------10---------0-------------------||--0-----------------------------6----------||-------------------------------------------| 1 2 4 3 4 3 2 1 1 3 2
28 IV---------------------------------------------------------------------------||--4-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||-----------5--------6--------3--------|--------0--------0--------0--------0----||--------4--------4--------4--------4--|-----1--------1--------1--------1-------||-----6--------6--------6--------6-----|-----------2--------3--------0----------||--7-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|--0-------------------------------------| 1 3 1 2 4 2 1 1 2 3 4
30 V-----bar-strings-1-2&3------------------------------------------------------||-----------5--------8--------5--------|----------------------------------------||--------5--------5--------5--------5--|--------------------1-------------------||-----5--------5--------5--------5-----|-----------2-----------------2----------||--------------------------------------|--------2--------2--------2--------2----||--------------------------------------|-----3--------3--------3--------3-------||--0-----------------------------------|--0-------------------------------------| 4 4 2 3 1
32 V-------------------||-----------------------------1-----4--|-----------------0-----5-----8h-5-------||-----------------------3--------3-----|-----------1--------------5--------5----||-----------1-----4--1-----4-----------|-----2--------2-----5-------------------||-----3--0-----3-----------------------|--------2-------------------------------||--2-----------------------------------|--3-------------------------------------||--0-----------------------------------|--0-------------------------------------| 2 3 1 3 4 1 3 4 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 4
34|------------------------8------11------14--||-----------7-----10--7-----10------13------||-----8--5-----8----------------------------||--7----------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||--0----------------------------------------| 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 3 4
35|------------7-----10------13------16------19--||-----9---------9------12------15------18------||--7-----10------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------||--0-------------------------------------------| 1 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 3 4
36|--16------13------10-----7-------------------||------15------12------9---------9------------||----------------------------10-----7--10-----||------------------------------------------9--||---------------------------------------------||--0------------------------------------------| 4 3 2 4 3 2 1 4 3 1 4 3
37|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||--7-----4-----1-----------------------|--1-----------------------------------||-----6-----3-----0h-3-----0-----0h-3--|-----0h-2--3h-2--0-----0h-3-----0h-3--||-----------------------2-----0--------|--------------------2--------0--------||--0-----------------------------------|--0-----------------------------------| 4 3 1 3 1 3 2 3 1 2 3 2 2 3 3
39|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||--1-----------------------------------|--1-----------------------2--------2--||-----0h-2--3h-2--0-----0h-3-----0h-3--|-----0h-2--3h-2--0--------------------||--------------------1--------0--------|-----------------------3-----0h-3-----||--0-----------------------------------|--0-----------------1-----------------| 1 2 3 2 1 3 3 1 2 3 2 1 4 3 4 3
41 s s|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------0-------0-||--------------------------------------|-----------------1--------1--------1---||--------2--------2--------1--------1--|--------2-----2--------2--------2------||-----0--------3--------2--------0-----|-----2-----2--------2--------2---------||--2--------2--------2--------2--------|--0------------------------------------||--------------------0-----------------|---------------------------------------| 2 3 2 4 3 2 3 1 2 3 1
43 s s|--0--------------------------0-------0-|--0-----------------1-----------------||--------3--------3--------3--------3---|--------1--------1--------3--------3--||-----4--------4--------4--------4------|-----2--------2--------2--------2-----||-----------2--------2--------2---------|-----------2--------0--------3--------||---------------------------------------|--0-----------------------------------||--4------------------------------------|--------------------------------------| 3 4 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 3 4
45 III---------------------------------------------------------| s s|--0--------------------------3--------|-----------------0--------0--3-------3--||--------1--------1--3-----------------|--1-----------1--------1-----------5----||-----0--------0-----------4--------4--|--------0--0--------0-----------5-------||-----------2--------3h-5-----3h-5-----|-----2-----------------------5----------||--------------------------------------|--3-------------------------------------||--3-----------------3-----------------|----------------------------------------| 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 1 2 1 3 4
47 3 2 III-------------------------------s-s---III-------------- IV------- V--1-2&3---||--3--------------------------3-------3-|--3-----------------4--------5----------||--------6--------6--------6--------6---|--------5--------5--------5--------5----||-----4--------4--------4--------4------|-----5--------5--------7--------5-------||-----------5--------5--------5---------|-----------5----------------------------||---------------------------------------|--3--------------------------0----------||--3------------------------------------|--------------------7-------------------| 1 2 4 3 1 3 4 2 1 4 2 1 1 1 3
49 IV----------------------------------------||--7-----------------8----------------------||--------5--------5--------10---------10----||-----7-----4h-7--------9----------9--------||------------------------------10-----------||--------------------0----------------------||--4----------------------------------------| 4 3 2 3 1 2 4 3 1
50VI-1&2----------- V---------strings-1-2&3---------------||--6-----------------4-----------------|--5--------------------------5----------||--------6--------6--------5--------5--|--------5--------5--------5--------5----||-----7--------7--------7--------7-----|-----5--------5--------6--------6-------||--0--------8-----------------6--------|-----------7--------7--------7----------||--------------------------------------|--0-------------------------------------||--------------------0-----------------|----------------------------------------| 1 2 3 1 4 2 3 1 3 2
52 VI------strings-1&2------- V--------strings-1&2------------------||--6--------------------------4--------|--5--------------------------5----------||--------6--------6--------6--------6--|--------5--------5--------5--------5----||-----7--------7--------7--------7-----|-----6--------6--------6--------6-------||-----------0-----------------0--------|-----------7--------7--------7----------||--0-----------------8-----------------|--0-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------| 1 2 3 1 4 3
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Tabbed by K Gerard - send comments to kel3212@hotmail.com - June 2003 ****************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************** I've have used this site so extensively that I thought it was time I returned something. Beethoven being my favourite composer, I thought would be appropriate (Moonlight Sonata 1st Movement). I added some LHF but please remember its the LHF that I use and will probably need some adjustments. Also there are some pretty tricky parts in the song which should be practiced specificaly, because the chord change will take about 200 practices before you can do it smoothly. Moonlight Sonata has already been tabbed but my version has a crescendo that is an octave higher and that makes full use of the guitar's fretboard. All the notes are 1/8th triplets in 4/4 time except the ones marked S=16th note, H=Half, F=Full. THeres a tricky rythym that uses the 16th note in the main body, it probably best to listen to the midi file to understand it properly. Other than that Enjoy. - s_ghyselincks@hotmail.com - February 2005
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