Moonlight Sonata – First Movement by L. V. Beethoven for classical guitar

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Moonlight Sonata – First Movement by L. V. Beethoven for classical guitar

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LAGA presents our sheet music edition of Adagio (I), Moonlight Sonata by L. V. Beethoven arranged for classical guitar by Emre Sabuncuoglu.

Level: Upper-Advanced

License Information: Copyright of this arrangement © 2011 Los Angeles Guitar Academy Publishing. All rights reserved. Original work by L.V. Beethoven is in the public domain.

Format: Sheet music notation (no tabs/tablature) *NEW* with tabs
12-page PDF containing the full score with standard notation and tab notation, in addition to a standard notation-only score. Instant download after purchase.

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14 reviews for Moonlight Sonata – First Movement by L. V. Beethoven for classical guitar

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Finan

    This is excellent!! In the to learn list.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony thomas

    Thank you. You just taught me some shortcuts. Excellent execution.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Krešo Kozić

    Now play 3rd movement! hahah

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    juval niño

    muy bien excelente interpretación, me encantaron todas las interpretaciones mostrando cada arpegio sin envidia felicitaciones señor guitarrista que no se como se llama ni de donde es pero en fin lindas melodías y magnifica ejecución de la guitarra

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Milan Mančić

    With all respect to other guitar players which are fantastic, but this one is the best version to me.
    Hats off to this player.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helena Williams

    This unique delightful romantic melody transports the emotions to remain with all its potency…

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hernán Vera

    Excellent tab and music sheet. I just got it and it’s great! Thanks.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miguel Meza

    I purchased the tab a week ago and it’s so easy to follow with the supplementary video posted in Youtube. Would totally recommend to anyone who wants to learn this work of art. Tab/ music sheet is top quality.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    An amazing performance. With the help of this excellent transcription, I’m on my way to getting this piece under my fingers 🙂

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is my favourite piece of classical music. And this is a beatufil arrangement for classical guitar. Love it!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wyn Rainbow

    Exquisite transcription of a timeless masterpiece. There are plenty of free tabs on the internet but if you are serious about learning this piece, purchase the score (with the correct fingering) and save yourself a lot of time and heartache. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Blanchard

    Beautifully transcribed and played. I bought the music and will attempted to work through the “tarantula” bars, as one commentator described it. The sheet music package I purchased included other gems such as Granados Spanish Dance no. 2, Oriental, and I’m working through the harmonic passages that are a stout challenge for me. One comment; the initial email links to download the sheet music didn’t work but within 24 hours LAGA customer tech support had rectified. Excellent service. Thank you folks!!!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phuc Nguyen

    I can never get tired of playing this piece time and time again. Thank you so much for this arrangement which was simple yet the most elegant score I’ve ever learned.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe Gonzales

    This is a great arrangement. I ended up purchasing it for myself. I already owned Barrios’ transcription of the Adagio, but I found it a bit clunky. Don’t get me wrong, Barrios was a brilliant composer and arranger, but his aesthetic was of a different era. I ended up re-fingering and re-voicing much of it. So I started looking around for another transcription that was both musically accurate and playable. Dr. Sabuncuoglu’s transcription is the best I’ve come across. Some arrangers try to fit every note they can into a transcription, but just because you can find a way to play it doesn’t mean the transcription will sound musical. Either that, or they simplify it so much that it isn’t musically satisfying. What I like about this transcription is that it sounds and feels like Beethoven’s work, but is also (relatively) comfortable to play on the guitar. Dr. Sabuncuoglu has made some very wise choices in voicings and fingerings. I look forward to digging into this version.

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