Sunday School songs, free! Download "The B-I-B-L-E", a great song for shouting at Vacation Bible School or Children's Church. Just kidding. But it is a vigorous little song, allowing for the challenge of jumping up and spelling quickly! Very fun.
Here is The B-I-B-L-E for second-year piano players:
Notice there is just one RH finger replacement, then the rest of the fingering is a piece of cake. The LH, too, stays with a simple I - IV - V chord inversion pattern that is quickly conquered - but notice that the LH pinky dips down to a "B" instead of a "D" in the penultimate measure.
Below is an easy arrangement of this fun song, for beginners who know their way around the Middle C notes:
Here is the easy Middle C version written like music note drawings; each notehead has the letter name inside of it, and the F# is written out instead of hiding in a key signature as in the arrangement above:
And below, the Sunday School songs free downloads of lead sheets, for other instruments or for other keys, for those pianists among you who can interpret chords:
Now what's this sheet of chords below? It's a simple way for kids who are brand new to solid chords to be able to "play" The B-I-B-L-E" at home for a week or so. This will probably only work for your student if he or she already knows the song!
The child plays the C to F to G chords (it doesn't matter which hand plays the chords - and the notes are really to help YOU, the teacher, understand what I'm saying), using the rhythm of the song's melody. So easy. It's fun, and I like that it uses the three main chords of the key of C - in order! - which I want students to grasp early on.
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