Customer Reviews for Moonlight Sonata
March 12, 2012
Beautiful song transcribed quite well.
20 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Columbus, Ohio
December 2, 2011
I wondered if this song could really be "captured" by a guitar and it comes very close. The arrangement is great and I would suggest it to any one who wants to learn this song that wants to have both TABs and sheet music side by side. It's nice to see that someone can find classical music with TABs too. I rated this song as intermediate/advanced because the rhythm is not complicated but the chord progression is.
33 of 61 people found this review helpful.
Location: from PA, USA
August 31, 2009
Classical Guitar was not meant to be "Tab"
While I understand you can play a song (or at least recognize it) more quickly with TAB, this is not the way to approach classical guitar! Classical masters "master" each phrase. If you can't read music then you should start by mastering small phrases from a familiar songs such as this by READING the music. Do yourself a favor and take the road less traveled.
48 of 106 people found this review helpful.
Location: from palmdale, CA
February 14, 2008
first off, as the reviewer said below 'e minor' is not the key the score is in, it's a minor. secondly the key to the piece is the sustain of the indicated bass and melody notes, if they get cut off it doesn't sound right, but with practice you can make it sing. Your technique will either make you or break you with this arrangement. Even on acoustic guitar its tough, I use my thumb a lot and it helps, I dont care if people think it's unorthodox, who cares how you play it, just make it sound great.
50 of 91 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Sweet Home Oregon
January 23, 2008
I love this piece because it is very pwerful. It is also a beautiful piece.
43 of 91 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Chicago, IL
March 16, 2007
Good Arrangement For The Money
This is a good arrangement but some of the fingering is difficult. Some chords are hard to hold long since my fingers hurt to form them. I changed a few to make them easier. Some chords stretch 4 frets and is hard if your fingers aren't extra long. However, once you get it down, the piece is wonderful to play.
30 of 57 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Illinois
October 23, 2005
I give this 5 stars it’s a great arrangement. Yes, it's in a different key than it usually is on piano but it is a highly accurate top-notch transcription for guitar. I would recommend anything by this guy, unless your one of those people that think playing one note at a time with half the notes of a score missing, an acceptable thing (like some other arrangers do). You may want to buy "The Classical Guitar Anthology"; which has the same title arranged by the same author (Alexander Gluklikh), along with 28 other titles and an audio CD of the performances. However if you just need this one title and want an accurate transcription this is your best bet.
30 of 52 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Florida
January 26, 2005
I think this sounds beautiful on classical guitar. Bass notes can be sustained with proper fingering and practice. There are some fingering errors that are noted in the tab that need be played around. I like this piece because it uses every bit of a standard classical guitar. .
10 of 20 people found this review helpful.
Location: from NYC
August 18, 2003
Guitar players can enjoy the subtle perfection of Beethoven's best. I am not a talented player, but the melody pulled me through long sessions of study. This I will cherish for as long as I have hands and ears.
12 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Fremont
November 2, 2002
On guitar or piano. The piano version of course sounds better, but I think being able to play this on guitar is equally challenging and impressive. I'm still working at it. Instead of buying this tablature I would recommend shelling out 15 bucks more and buy "The classical collection for guitar tabs". Arranged by the same author, includes this song and other nice songs as well.
11 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Greenville, South Carolina
September 20, 2002
Well, the piece is in e minor for easier playing, but even still, it is quite difficult. It took me about 2 weeks of serious practice to get it down. It sounds alright, but since guitars don't have sustain pedals, the whole notes are often cut off due to the fingering. Overall, it's mediocre, but it is best left to the piano.
9 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Des Moines
August 22, 2002
this is the best thing since the light bulb. i couldn't imagine living without it. I bought it and started to play it. it sounds great and fingering is awesome. i play for money in a classical club up in east side of chicago and i have made a lot of money. if it wasnt for this i would still be on welfare. This is a must.
13 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2002
Altough this is one of Beethoven's masterpeices, it has an odd sound on the guitar. The fingering is labled poorly, and because of the hand position changes necesssary to play all the notes, the piece sounds rather choppy.
9 of 20 people found this review helpful.