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Moonlight sonata

Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tabulated from the (much easier to play) piano score by David Atkinson in October 1994. V2.0 (11/94)
I have inlcuded 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 was better with normal tuning. Anyone have any other suggestions?
I might just try a D minor version if I find the time and motivation. Watch this space!
Please email comments, corrections, suggestions and the rest to David (kaum0@central.sussex.ac.uk).
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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ II | | | | | | | | 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.......... 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-| -|------------------------|------------------------|


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