Following a request by the Royalist I am giving you all an opportunity to learn the opening few bars of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata through the revolutionary new piano playing method called ‘Sokozy’. It is in fact so cosy that you only have to read (or memorise) the number sequence directly shown on the piano keys. (No more “lines and spaces” and no more squiggles and hieroglyphics.) The Moonlight Sonata is basically quite easy to transcribe in this way – for the most part the right hand is played by depressing single notes in triplet rotation. For basic instruction see below.
OK music lovers, here we go. Are you sitting comfortably? The two ‘1’s on the left are played together with the left hand, using your little finger and thumb. At the same time as pressing the two ‘1’ s on the left, you should depress the ‘1’ on the right with the thumb of your right hand. After that you just continue pressing the number sequence 2 & 3, 4,5, & 6, 7, 8 & 9 and 10, 11, 12 (This triplet sequence in the right hand – 123, 456 etc – is best played using thumb, index finger and middle or 4th finger.) It sounds a bit complicated in words but its dead easy just looking at the number sequence in the picture and just striking the numbers in ascending order. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.
I’s sure many of you have an old upright somewhere in the house but for young Charioteers like Janus, well go out and buy a cheap digital 4 or 5 octave keyboard and have some fun. Has anyone got a favourite song they would like to play on the piano. Just let me know and I will attempt to transcribe them (bar by bar) using the ‘Sokozy’ method and I’ll post them here for you!
TIP – It is important to hold the two left hand ‘1’s down for the duration of the number sequence. In that way, the bass sound of the two notes (C sharp) add flavour to the harmonies of the right hand. Good innit.
By way of background, this began as an exercise in trying to help Sabina on the other side. Anyway I shall present Bar numbers 2-5 in the next day or so to enable the Royalist to have some resolution to any musical efforts he makes. Click on the picture for a larger view and ENJOY!