The Goal: Learning Beethoven’s Fur Elise

Another of my favorite pieces to play. Not only is it a lot of fun to play, but it is also surprisingly easy to learn. There is a hardly a person that will not instantly recognize this melody when you play it.

A few points to keep in mind:

  • Practice each hand separately first and then try playing the, together.
  • Do NOT worry about playing fast. Speed is easy to acquire in time. Instead focus on accuracy of notes and proper fingering.
  • Practice with a metronome at a slow tempo, gradually increasing the Beats Per Minute(BPM) when each part is learned.

Fur Elise Page 1

Fur Elise Page 2

[tab:Sheet Music]

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