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Mozart Piano Concerto K. 175 Cadenzas sheet music

Question: Albert,

Do you know where I might find a written out cadenza for W.A. Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 in D Major, K. 175? I’m aware that Mozart wrote one out for his sister but I am not sure if one was ever published. However, on several recordings the cadenzas are the same, which...

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Moonlight Sonata Simplified sheet music

Question: Can I get easier sheet music for the Moonlight Sonata first movement?

– Annemarie (Netherlands)

Albert’s reply: The first movement of the Moonlight Sonata is really already as simple as it could possibly be – deceptively so, in fact. (The Moonlight Sonata sheet music...

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Moonlight Sonata Sheet Music sheet music

I'm pleased to present a beautiful new edition of Beethoven’s beloved “Moonlight” Sonata. The first movement, available for free download, was edited by Albert Frantz directly from the manuscript and first edition and beautifully typeset using professional music notation...

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Happy Birthday Sheet Music sheet music

By very popular request, key-notes is happy to offer the Happy Birthday sheet music for free download. This no-frills arrangement is easily accessible and suitable for early intermediate pianists.

“Happy Birthday” was originally a children’s song called “Good Morning to...

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Für Elise Sheet Music sheet music

By popular demand, key-notes is offering the Für Elise sheet music for free download. This special, professionally typeset edition has been prepared just for key-notes visitors.

Simply click this link to download the Für Elise sheet music.

About the Music

The German title Für Elise...

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Free Popular Piano Sheet Music sheet music

I frequently get requests asking me to post popular piano sheet music for free, and I wanted to explore the issue with key-notes readers.

There are now many sites offering free downloadable sheet music, in the form of piano tablature or standard music notation.

Nearly all the downloadable...

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Free Piano Chords sheet music

This Free Piano Chord Chart is designed to be used as an aid to learning music theory and for occasional reference. It contains the major, minor, diminished and augmented triads, as well as dominant, diminished, minor and major seventh chords.

The chart of Advanced Piano Chords consists of major...

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Which Hand to Watch? piano practice

Question: I’ve been a guitarist for 30+ years and have always watched my left hand, and rarely my right. And now that I am learning/practicing the major and relative minor scales on piano, I find it easier to watch my left hand when playing the scales with both hands in unison. When I try...

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Warming Up the Hands piano practice

Question: Hello dear teacher,

I had some problems and sickness and I couldn’t practice at all! I want to start again but my hands are too cold to play after about 3 months, so I try to warm them with Hanon. What’s your idea?

Best regards,

– Sarah

Albert’s reply:...

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Warming Up for Lessons and Performing piano practice

Question: What is the best way to quickly warm up or get acclimated to an unfamiliar piano? That is, if you have, say, five minutes to prepare, what do you play to get your muscles and ears situated so you can make best use of your lesson time? If you sit down at a piano you’ve never...

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Warming Up Before Practicing piano practice

Question: Do you do or suggest any kind of physical warm-ups (non-musical) such as hand or arm stretches before practicing or playing (or after as well)? I believe I read that you used to do yoga.

Thanks!

– Kevin

Albert’s reply: In general, I suggest keeping your body in shape....

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Using the Piano Pedals piano practice

Question: I want to knew when pedals are used and how can I guess their use? Also, there are many signs in the sheet music which are difficult to understand; could you please help me? My sincere thanks.

– Olfa (Japan)

Albert’s reply: Most important is the right pedal, called the ...

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