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Debussy, Clair de lune, piano solo

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Published on Feb 7, 2011

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

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 ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvUe...
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 ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJsyM...
In 2013, I made a version in which the bars faded ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaigZ...
... and in 2017, I did a variant of that in which the size of the bars varied based on loudness ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Eih...
The most different version is the one I did in 2016 ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKV7C...
... which uses lots of techniques I developed between 2005 and 2016. I also did a version based on the guitar arrangement by James Edwards ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTJbL...

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Q: Where can I get free sheet music for this piece?
A: Here (courtesy of Clint S. Mars):
http://www.musanim.com/pdf/debussycla...

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A: You can get it at Amazon:
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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:
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Q: Who is Debussy?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debussy

Q: Where can I learn more about this piece?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suite_be...

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