Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata for Guitar – Free PDF

Beethoven on Guitar

Moonlight Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2) – Single Movement “Adagio sostenuto” or “Claro de Luna” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Arranged by Francisco Tárrega (1852–1909). Sheet Music or Tab Editions for Classical Guitar. Level: Late-Intermediate to Advanced. It’s not fast but there are some difficult chord changes and awkward parts (Grade 9).

Here’s a free sheet music edition of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata for Guitar arranged by Francisco Tárrega’s (1852–1909). I’m made some minimal revisions. It’s not the easiest arrangement but does sound nice. The awkwardness comes from the difficult chord changes rather than speed. Nevertheless, it’s a part of the history of period arranging on guitar. I’ve made a free copy to attract guitarists to the site and a tablature (tab) version for those who need it. You can also find the tab as a hardcopy in my Classical Guitar Tab book on Amazon. If you like this music consider donating to the site.

Free Notation Only Edition

TAB Edition (PDF Download)

Video Lesson

Video Lesson Link.

Video Performance

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov plays Moonlight Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2) arr. Tarrega via his Youtube.

One comment

  1. Hi! Bradford!

    This is totally awesome. Thank you for all you do. I’m on measure 13 and trying to get the stretch of the low A on the 7th fret to the bar on the 3rd with a clear high D while maintaining the F and the C. Ouch! The action on my guitar is too high so it’s like weight lifting. Would it be cheating to play the open A on the 5th string? Would is upset the balance of the piece? Also, is there anywhere where I could hear the whole piece? You don’t have a video of where you play the entire piece, do you? You are an excellent player and it would be ideal. Anyway thank you.


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