How To: Play Claude Debussy's "Claire de lune" on the piano

Play Claude Debussy's "Claire de lune" on the piano

Absolutely everybody has heard of it, regardless of whether they know it by name or not… "Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy. This masterpiece by the French composer is one of the most recognized piano pieces in the world. Debussy is regarded as one of the fathers of modern classical music, and the "Clair de lune" shows why. He introduced new, innovative approaches to harmony and sound textures that have inspired generations of musicians.

This video aims to show you an overview of the "Clair de lune" by Debussy on the piano.

"Clair de lune from scratch" is a video lesson series designed to help folks who have never played the piano before get started right away learning how to read real music and play this masterpiece by Claude Debussy. The secret that all teachers use is to teach in small portions. You'll get an overview of the whole piece in this video, along with a preview of the different camera angles, screenshots of the digital sheet music score, and a computer representation of the damper pedal to help you learn more dynamically.

You can download the MusicReader version of "Clair de lune" itself, right here.


Watch all of the videos in the "Clair de lune from Scratch" series on WonderHowTo.

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