#1
Ok, I just downloaded some random tab from Beethoven, Id heard the piece before, but a LONG time ago, and I came across this song. Is this song even physically possible to play on the guitar??? I would love to, but it just doesnt look possible.

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#3
yes....i learned how to play a few parts a while back. Classical guitar is not something to get used to in one day though.
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#4
Thats beautiful, I got a different version though. The tab says "Moonlight Sonata (Third Movement)" and under that "Sonata in c# minor, opus 27 no. 2" Is THIS one playable?

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#7
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Thats beautiful, I got a different version though. The tab says "Moonlight Sonata (Third Movement)" and under that "Sonata in c# minor, opus 27 no. 2" Is THIS one playable?


oh it'd be incredibly tough but possible. basically if you can play the 3rd movement of it there shouldn't be anything you can't do on a guitar (unless of course you spent 5 years of your life learning to play that and only that)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jBhYjgInY

there, third movement on guitar. enjoy.
Last edited by z4twenny at Jun 4, 2008,
#8
imo you should just learn a different classical piece. Its not suited for guitar and there a tons of beautiful pieces that are.
#9
Yeah the first movement would be cake, but the third probably nearly impossible
#10
Thanks guys, well, I know its not possible for me at the moment, so I'll leave that alone for a while. Is there any easier classical piece I could learn? I only have an electric, so that'll have to do. If you want, I'll ask in the MT music recccomendation thread, but I already have a thread open, so would any of you be willing to reccomend something?

Oh, and z, is there a torrent of the new Zen of Screaming anywhere? I cant find it if there is.

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#12
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^ i haven't looked for it, i'm sure there is but i couldn't say where.


Okay. Thanks.

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#13
Bouree from the first lute suite by bach is a familiar catchy piece (bwv996). There are tons of beautiful peices out there, get a lower level RCM book if you want a bunch of them.
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Bouree from the first lute suite by bach is a familiar catchy piece (bwv996). There are tons of beautiful peices out there, get a lower level RCM book if you want a bunch of them.


Ok, I'll look that up. Thanks, I'll have to do that.

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#16
^ check the link i provided up above. its a guy playing the 3rd movement, or at least part of it on an electric.
#18
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^ check the link i provided up above. its a guy playing the 3rd movement, or at least part of it on an electric.


Holy crap! That guys insane! Well, I know what to expect if I try to play it.....

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#19
Quote by z4twenny
^ check the link i provided up above. its a guy playing the 3rd movement, or at least part of it on an electric.


I meant transcribing it completely, bass notes, chords, everything....
I mean, the music sheet is there, but figuring out how to play it must be the most difficult thing ever (for classical guitar at least)...
#20
You can get a decent classical guitar for about 200$ so save up or as for one for christmas or something. But Andres Segovia has a few easy pieces, also check out some renaissance music too.
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#21
Why would you ever want to play a piece written exclusively for piano on guitar though? They are completely different instruments and I think you'd ruin the feel of at least the first movement if you switched to an instrument that wasn't meant to play things like that.
#22
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You can get a decent classical guitar for about 200$ so save up or as for one for christmas or something. But Andres Segovia has a few easy pieces, also check out some renaissance music too.



200 dollars is not near enough to get a "decent" classical guitar. Try more like 600-700. Also Segovia wasn't a composer, he was a performer.
#23
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Why would you ever want to play a piece written exclusively for piano on guitar though? They are completely different instruments and I think you'd ruin the feel of at least the first movement if you switched to an instrument that wasn't meant to play things like that.


Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. The piano music of Issac Albeniz is often played on guitar, and some of the pieces get a completely new personality when switched over. You've probably heard this piece before http://youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A, it sounds incredibly guitaristic and is one of the most famous pieces in classical guitar repertoire. Well it was originally written for piano!
#24
Quote by z4twenny
oh it'd be incredibly tough but possible. basically if you can play the 3rd movement of it there shouldn't be anything you can't do on a guitar (unless of course you spent 5 years of your life learning to play that and only that)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7jBhYjgInY

there, third movement on guitar. enjoy.



this actually re-assures you cannot do the 3rd movement on the guitar. He's clearly playing with a backing track that has both a 2nd guitar and a bass.


and it sounds like crap when done as a cheesy 80s metal piece imo. Beethoven would be crying.
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#25
I have a cheap yamaha classical style guitar and i absolutly love the tone from it. Friends of mine that play also say "holy **** this thing is awsome" when they play it. Its more that suitable for learning classical songs. I don't know why you have to spend 600$ but to each his own i guess.
#26
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this actually re-assures you cannot do the 3rd movement on the guitar. He's clearly playing with a backing track that has both a 2nd guitar and a bass.


and it sounds like crap when done as a cheesy 80s metal piece imo. Beethoven would be crying.


meh, i actually liked it. granted you are right, beethoven probably would be crying over it, unless of course he was open minded about it.
#27
meh, i actually liked it.
Same here, it's an awesome peice of music and will sound good no matter what instruments it is played on. But so much is lost by playing it on a distorted guitar, like dynamics. No matter how open minded beethoven is, it's not going to bring back his beautiful dynamics.
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#28
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No matter how open minded beethoven is, it's not going to bring back his beautiful dynamics.

this is quite true.
#29
The third movement is playable using 6 fingers tapping on a Classical guitar, or on a bass.
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I have a cheap yamaha classical style guitar and i absolutly love the tone from it. Friends of mine that play also say "holy **** this thing is awsome" when they play it. Its more that suitable for learning classical songs. I don't know why you have to spend 600$ but to each his own i guess.



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#32
Quote by Ænimus Prime
it's not going to bring back his beautiful dynamics.
To be fair, no living person has heard the piece performed by Beethoven...


Edit: Upon listening to the metal version, it sounds good as an island, that is, as its own piece.
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#33
To be fair, no living person has heard the piece performed by Beethoven...
True, but what is your point?
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#35
its possible on bass for those who actually care i wouldnt want to even try it on guitar it would be too much of a hassle without the string spacing and two handed tapping
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#37

Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. The piano music of Issac Albeniz is often played on guitar, and some of the pieces get a completely new personality when switched over. You've probably heard this piece before http://youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A, it sounds incredibly guitaristic and is one of the most famous pieces in classical guitar repertoire. Well it was originally written for piano!

I read somewhere he was actually trying to emulate a guitar when he wrote that, and was pleased with the guitar version.
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#38
^ when i write piano pieces i usually think of it like a classical guitar too..... thats prolly not a good idea in the long run :-/