Moonlight Sonata | Beethoven | Guitar Tutorial#1 (of 2) | NBN Guitar

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata belongs to his Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor. This beautiful first movement has been transcribed for the guitar many times.

This is my own arrangement of the first movement from the sonata.’ This tutorial is the first of two and in it I take you through every note and phrase offering performance tips and technical suggestions. It covers all the thematic content from bar 1 to bar 33. Here’s a link to the sheet music, tabs, and second tutorial:


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You don’t need to be able to read tab or sheet music to play any of the songs in these guitar lessons but they can be a powerful tool that can assist you to become a better and more rounded guitarist. All guitar tabs for my lessons are free and can be downloaded easily from our website or you can leave a comment with your email address, like and subscribe to my channel and we will happily send out any tabs that you request. For a very small fee you can also purchase the guitar sheet music that contains standard music notation with guitar tabs underneath, suggested left hand fingerings, and performance indications.

I hold a Licentiate in Performance Classical Guitar with Distinction from the Trinity College of London and I love arranging music for guitar. I have well over 20 years of teaching experience at many schools in New Zealand and also at one school in Dubai, and privately in Bahrain. I have taught people from all ages and skill levels and continue to do so via YouTube.

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  1. Hi everybody! I hope that you've enjoyed the first tutorial for 'Moonlight Sonata' Adagio sostenuto by Beethoven. If you want to access the second tutorial that teaches you the rest of the piece please join up as a member on my website! Here's the link:

  2. thank you soo much. beautiful! please email me

  3. @Joshuarogers may I get the tabs for this?

  4. you are the best teacher we ever had…can you refresh the link in the description?? Thanks!!

  5. look forward to to this experience. love this arrangement. beautiful creepy and timeless

  6. Josh Featherstone

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Cheers from North Carolina.

  7. Awwww yeaahh!!! Ive finally found a good moonlight sonata tutorial!!!

    Many thanks for uploading m8!

  8. Where is part two

  9. and achords pls ?

  10. This is amazing. Thank you man.

  11. beautiful!

  12. It s awesome that you did this tutorial. If you dont mind to give me the music sheet of this first part. I will sure like to have the second part later when I successfully do the first part. . thanks.

  13. You did a great job with this tutorial. Could you send me the full tab to my email Really appreciate the lesson

  14. Sashwath Jaishankar

    hey Josh I love your tutorials I'd like to ask you a few questions how do I contact you? (my gmail:

  15. Siônmarc Simpson

    Hey bro. This is beautiful man. Is the tab still available?

  16. Are you still giving out tablature

  17. Please email me the tabs at

  18. Dude PLEASE SEND ME THE TAB your a ledgend by the way!

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