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Debussy, Clair de lune (piano music)





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Published on Dec 10, 2005

Clair de lune, by Claude Debussy, played by Stephen Malinowski, with a graphical score.

There are several versions of the video on YouTube; the first was posted the first day I put any videos on YouTube, December 10, 2005 ...
The resolution of this video was the highest supported by YouTube at the time, 360x240. By 2011, they had increased the resolution significantly, so I made a higher-resolution version ...
In 2013, I made a version in which the bars faded ...
... and in 2017, I did a variant of that in which the size of the bars varied based on loudness ...
The most different version is the one I did in 2016 ...
... which uses lots of techniques I developed between 2005 and 2016. I also did a version based on the guitar arrangement by James Edwards ...

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Q: Where can I get free sheet music for this piece?
A: Here (courtesy of Clint S. Mars):

Q: I'd like an MP3 of this.
A: You can get it at Amazon:

Q: What do the colors mean?
A: Each pitch class (C, C-sharp, D, D-sharp, etc.) has it's own color, and the colors are chosen by mapping the musician's "circle of fifths" to the artist's "color wheel." You can read more about this here:

Q: Who is Debussy?
A: A French composer; you can read about him here:

Q: Where can I learn more about this piece?
A: This Wikipedia article is a good place to start:

Q: Could you please make a video of _____?
A: Please read:


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