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40 by 40 – Learn How to Play “Fur Elise” Completely

I’m knocking another item off my 40 by 40 list.  Since last year I’ve been practicing Beethoven’s Für Elise and even though I have the whole thing memorized, I decided to play it here glancing at the sheet music.

I still can’t quite get Beethoven’s whole left hand crossover thing, so I improvised on that part a bit.  And a little performance anxiety caused me to hit the wrong note once during the song, but I’m calling this one DONE!

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2 comments on “40 by 40 – Learn How to Play “Fur Elise” Completely

  1. screenscribbler
    July 7, 2012

    I’ve fold all 300 of my Facebook friends to stop whatever it is they are doing and take a break to listen to you playing. That was beautifully played. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dr. Brown
    July 7, 2012

    Hey screenscribbler…I appreciate the comment! I’m not as good as I’d like to be, but I was pretty proud of myself for making it all the way through.

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