Fur Elise is a very well recognized piece of music even though it can be easily learned by anyone starting out on piano. It sounds much more difficult than it actually is.The sheet music for Fur Elise is a little more difficult to understand than your basic beginner’s piece of sheet music. There are a few pointers that I would like to make known before you begin your attempt at learning this piece.
First, you must have excellent knowledge of tempo and tempo changes. This piece is meant to played with a lot of variance to the tempo, but not so wildly that it detracts from the piece itself. Make sure you watch the video and listen to what the musician performing the piece does with regards to tempo.
Also, make sure that you don’t over use the pedal for this song. Adding too much pedal can really muddle things up in this song because there are a lot of points where dissonant notes are being played one after the other. If you were to hold down the pedal through these passages, it would sound as if someone sat their large behind on the piano keys!
Finally, practice it slowly. This will be the key to your success with this song and allow you to really concentrate on the beautiful emotion that this song evokes. Take your time to learn this and be patient with it. The reward is worth the effort!
Make sure that you pick this one up! It will forever be a great addition to your piano playing repertiore.