Famous piano tunes played on the flute

Famous piano tunes played on the flute

May 14, 2024

Can you guess these 4 famous piano melodies played on the flute? I'm sure you'll recognise at least 2 of these (probably 3 of them) - that's how famous they are!

Famous piano tunes played on the flute

Welcome to Guess the Melody on the flute. This is gonna be a little bit different in this guess the melody video, because these pieces are not written for flute.

Piano melodies on flute

These are specifically written for the piano, but they have melodies that are one famous and two suit the flute. So I'm going to play you four melodies written for piano, and I'd love to see which ones of these you know.

You are definitely, definitely a hundred percent, a hundred percent of anyone watching will know number one, I guarantee it. But do you also know the composer? So I'm interested to know, do you know the titles and the composers of these four pieces?

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So here we go. Number one, I almost said the name. I almost gave it away, but I stopped myself. Do you know this? The answer is probably yes,

I'm pretty sure you know what this is. If you're on YouTube, then comment below and I'll let you know if you are right. If you're watching this video and you're on my blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page once you've guessed, and it will give you the answers.

Second piano piece on flute

Okay, number two. This is close to my heart, this piece, and I'll tell you why in a second. Do you know the composer and name of this? That little extra note, couple of notes in there was not intended.

So the reason this is close to my heart is because when I was doing my final year exams in high school, which I was aged 17, some people are 18. I did an arrangement of this piece for a wind quintet as part of my exams.

Flute arrangement

So I took this melody that I just played you and then arranged it for five different instruments, conveniently the five instruments that people in my class could play.

So that was quite fun. It was, it was okay. I don't think the result was anything that was gonna win any awards, but there you go.

Piano melody

Alright, number three. This is a beautiful, beautiful melody for piano. It lends itself perfectly for flute to flute, except for one thing. The phrases are so long that you would have trouble playing this on the flute in the same way that you play the long phrases on piano.

However, you just breathe more frequently and then don't feel too bad about it.

Do you know this? I love it. You might kind of recognize it. I can pretty much guarantee that if you heard it actually played with two hands on piano, you would know it. You would at least recognize it.

So if you know what it's called or and or the composer, let me know and we'll let you know if you're right.

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And it will literally, instantly make you make you play with a stronger, make you play - it sounds a bit forceful. Get you a stronger sound when you play, a stronger and clearer flute sound.

Fourth piano tune

Okay, number four, very famous on piano. You may or may not recognize it when it's on flute because it's only one part of the piano. We are really just playing the top melody line, but there's so much more to this piece than you can actually do on the flute.

I literally have never played that on the flute before. I just printed out this music, printed out this music to play, and I didn't actually even think to practice it. I just played it then and so I'm actually quite glad that worked.

Four works for piano

So anyway, they are the four pieces that are written for piano. I'd love to see which ones you know, the names and or composers of. Let me know in the YouTube comments below. And don't forget, if you'd like to instantly get a stronger sound with your flute playing, join me at for free. See you later.

Here are the answers! The pieces in this video are:

1. Für Elise by Beethoven (Bagatelle in A minor)
2. Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart (from Piano Sonata No. 11)
3. Gymnopédie No. 1 by Satie
4. Clair de Lune by Debussy (from Suite Bergamasque)

How many did you get right?

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