Beginner Download Music Piano Sheet
Back and Forth

This free beginner download music piano sheet is great for beginning readers who can recognize Middle C, and who have been successful with Sharks, another free beginner piece in my collection. Since every note in Back and Forth is either a repeated note, or one step away up or down, playing this song is a lot like playing Snakes, but with both hands.



Note that Middle C shows up in both hands. Some kids, when they see Middle C, automatically bring out their right hand thumb, whether the Middle C is in treble or bass staff. (This is one possible drawback to overusing the Middle C note-reading approach...) Then when they realize the Middle C is indeed meant for left hand, they will drop their left hand down an octave to a lower C!

The answer to this is to review, draw notes together with them on your chalkboard or whiteboard, and play Middle C games. (The best ones are the ones that you make up yourself and that take only a half minute or less.) 

Beginner Download Music Piano Sheet


Free beginner download music piano sheet Back and Forth 

The answer to this is to review, draw notes together with them on your chalkboard or whiteboard, and play Middle C games. (The best ones are the ones that you make up yourself and that take only a half minute or less.) 

For kids who are having trouble remembering Right and Left, and which hand to start with as they look at their piano music, here's a great idea I learned from another teacher: Tell them the color red is for the right hand, and the color lime is for the left hand. (Get a real lime out of your refrigerator if necessary to show them what one looks like.) With crayons, colored pens or pencils, let them help you make red or lime loops around groups of right-hand and left-hand notes. I have used this simple technique a lot with young kids, especially boys.



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April:
Thank you so much for all the information and materials! Your site is very thorough and well organized! I am a piano teacher in New Orleans, LA and in the process of putting together my own curriculum and recordings. You have inspired me to make my materials available to all online!

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Kim in Washington:
My son is hooked...I've been introducing piano to my son on and off for a year or so, but he's not had much interest. Then I gave him "Monsters Everywhere". He loved playing it with the organ sound on our piano. He memorized it that week and I'm printing off the other Halloween songs to keep him going. I love the detailed instructions on teaching since he is my first student! Thanks so much.
Dana:
That is so neat that your son has experienced the magic and mystery of music through this little song. That is so exciting to me. Thanks for writing, Kim!



Anna Lee:
What a fabulous website! I've been a keen amateur piano player since I first learnt 56 years ago at the age of 8. I now have a three year old granddaughter and am hoping fervently that she'll want to learn - at which point I'll teach her. This is just the kind of resource I'll need to make it comprehensible. Thank you very much.


Cathy:
I recently purchased your arrangement of The Moldau (a longtime favorite of mine). I wasn't sure if any of my students would be interested in it, but to my amazement 3 of my students LOVE it. Thank you so much for making your great arrangement.



Susie:
Wow! I cannot thank you enough for the free collection of piano sheet music that you created here. My daughter and I are following everything you wrote and we LOVE it. It is super fun!!! She loves to play because of your website. We have a small binder now that is slowly growing! THANK YOU!!!!

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