History of Für Elise

Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59, Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as Für Elise (German: [fyːɐ̯ ʔeˈliːzə], transl. For Elise), is one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most popular compositions. It was not published during his lifetime, only being discovered (by Ludwig Nohl) 40 years after his death, and may be termed either a Bagatelle or an Albumblatt. The identity of "Elise" is unknown; researchers have suggested Therese Malfatti, Elisabeth Röckel, or Elise Barensfeld.

How the course is laid out

You will first be taught your finger numbers, in order to be able to follow through with the course. The hands are color-coded.

The piece will then be played in four speeds: 30%, 50%, 80%, and lastly, the normal speed at 100%. You will be following the finger numbers as shown on screen.

Take as much time as you want, as this is a quite long piece.

The Curriculum

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