Classical Guitar Lessons < Ode to Joy > Beethoven - Free Classical Guitar Tabs, Sheet Music
"Ode to Joy" by Ludwig Van Beethoven is a hugely well-known piece of music. I remember it most vividly as the music that played during one of the scenes in the first 'Die Hard' movie starring Bruce Willis.
The original is in the key of D-major but this transcription is in the easier key of C-major. If you want to play it in the original key I suggest placing a capo at the 2nd fret. This classical guitar lesson starts with me playing the piece through completely. Then I spend a couple of minutes teaching you how to do artificial harmonics because my transcription uses artificial harmonics to open the piece before the melody proper enters.
After the explanation I give a note-by-note explanation of the entire piece whilst including technical tips such as pivot and guide fingers.