L.V. Beethoven: Ode to Joy

by Maestro Mistheria

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  • Hello to all guitar players here at GMC!

    This is the first Piano lesson of my “Masters4All” Series.

    In the "Masters4All" series we'll learn (without any difficulty and with an easy-to-learn approach) the most famous Classical Masterpieces composed by the Greatest composers such as Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Vivaldi and more…

    In this first lesson we’ll learn one of the most famed L.V. Beethoven’s pieces, the legendary "Ode to Joy" from the "Symphony n.9 in Dm, op.125". This piece is perfect to start moving fingers on piano/keyboard. It is enough to position both hands on the white keys (from C to G) and we are able to play it! Just a little change in the second part but nothing so complicate… ;)

    "Ode to Joy" has mainly two sections that I named [A] and [B]. The [B] section repeats two times, so we have [B1] and [B2], exactly the same parts.

    Enjoy it and let me know what you think… for any technical problem, the “Keyboard4Guitarist” Series will start just after this lesson.

    Have a nice playing!


    The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" is the final complete symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best known works of the Western classical repertoire and is considered one of Beethoven's greatest masterpieces.
    The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. The words are sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the "Ode to Joy", a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with additions made by the composer.

    Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.
    Born in Bonn, he moved to Vienna in his early twenties and settled there, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. His hearing began to deteriorate in the late 1790s, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform, even after becoming completely deaf.

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