Moonlight Sonata (digital download)
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (Movement 1: Adagio sostenuto) -- arranged by Melissa Keeling
After purchase, you will receive a link to instantly download the sheet music and program notes in PDF format.
To perform this arrangement, I play the melody on flute while simultaneously activating chords with my feet, using a Helix (Line 6) effects pedal. This pedal has an effect called “3 Note Generator.” The pedal is programmed to generate a chord when one of the footswitches is pressed.
Ways to perform this piece:
· WITHOUT PEDALS. This piece can be played without effects pedals at all, especially if performed in a reverberant space.
· AS A DUET. Alternatively, you can play this as a duet with a guitar, piano, or another chordal instrument. The flutist would play the melody indicated, and the other instrumentalist would play the chords.
· WITH EFFECTS PEDALS, BUT NO “3 NOTE GENERATOR.” If you’d like to play this piece with effects pedals, but don’t have a pedal that can generate pitches, see the recommended effects listed below. Or, use your own effects.
Compressor (4:1 ratio, -24 dB threshold, 10 ms attack, 386 ms release, 100% mix), Octaver (+1 octave, 43% mix), Dynamics – Autoswell (-51 dB threshold, 592 ms attack, 134 ms decay), Delay – Transistor Tape (68% feedback, 45% mix), Reverb – Octo (7.2 decay, 67% mix), Reverb – Cave (8.2 decay, 33% mix).
More details about the effects are included in the program notes.