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A summer of 42

Michel Legrand

Un été 42” (English title: Summer Knows) is the main theme of the film “Summer of ’42” directed by Robert Mulligan and released in 1971.

Another moving and timeless film score that you will greatly enjoy interpreting.

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Tutorial with scrolling sheet music

Do you want to improve your finger technique or interpretation? Practice with the tutorial using the scrolling sheet music.

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Synthesia type tutorial

Do you want to learn how to play this piece in a fun and interactive way? Try this Synthesia-style tutorial! “It is colorful and entertaining, and you are sure to learn a lot while having fun.”

Complete lesson

Beginners, master this difficult piece in no time with this step-by-step program, including real-time exercises. (In French with English subtitles)

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Part 1

Duration: 25’43


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Part 2

Duration: 18’52


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Part 3

Duration: 15’34


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Part 4

Duration: 15’54


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Part 5

Duration: 20’12


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6 Comments on “Summer Knows – Michel Legrand

  1. How can I get an English translation of the French, would make it a bit easier, although even in French very well done instructions.

    • If you watch the video on YouTube , you can activate the automatic subtitle and choose any langage. It’s translated by google so it’s far to be a good translation but good enough to follow the lesson. If there are parts you don’t understand, please tell me, I’ll add English subtitle manually or give you a free lesson on Skype or Zoom.

      • Yes the English translation by Google is kinda comical, it translate you are commenting on every sort of topic imaginable. Thank you for the answer..

    • I’m checking the automatic English translation and it’s very funny, it doesn’t understand the French note names and guessing something completely different. So the subtitles are not really helping. Just watch my fingers and you should have enough information to learn this song, I guess.

  2. Hi Francoise;
    It appears that the music sheet and the instructions for part 4 video are not in sync. No problems to follow part 1, 2 and 3 though. Please clarify.
    Thank you;

    • It’s possible that the lesson and the score are different. I made this tutorial for one of my student and sometimes I have to adapt the arrangement regarding his level.

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