Taps Trumpet Music
For Piano Players

Taps trumpet music for piano, free sheet music - and now lead sheets as well, in five keys!. The piano version is an easy but full-sounding arrangement of this military melody, also known as the taps bugle song or Day is Done.



Here is a moving version of Taps from Cold Case, the final episode (go here to find the sheet music, by clicking on "Sheet Music" then searching alphabetically for Taps):



While the taps trumpet music is traditionally played by a trumpet or bugle, I was asked by a reader for a piano-only version that could be played in church to honor our veterans. I hope this easy piano arrangement will be satisfactory. Because of the left hand chords with rhythm, it can potentially sound more martial than restful. Play it slowly and quietly, though, and the inherent dignity of the melody will still be felt.

Taps Trumpet music for piano


Download Taps Bugle Music for Piano in Key of A

Download Music for Piano in Key of Bb

Download Taps Trumpet Music for Piano in Key of C

Download Printable Sheet Music in Key of D

Bugle Music for Piano in Key of Eb

Printable Piano Music in Key of F

Taps Sheet Music for Piano in Key of G

Wikipedia has a very good page about the origin of Taps, plus the Taps sheet music for trumpet written in the key of C, an octave higher than I have it here for piano players. 

Okay, now here is the new lead sheet, in 5 keys:

Taps trumpet music lead sheets


Download Taps lead sheet in key of G

Download Taps lead sheet in key of A

Download Taps lead sheet in key of Bb

Download Taps lead sheet in key of C

Download Taps lead sheet in D

There are also more Taps lyrics at Wikipedia.

But here is a very informative video about the history of taps:



This music means a lot to military families. When my father, a former Marine who fought in Korea, died several years ago, a young military trumpet player was flown in to play Taps at his graveside service, courtesy of the U.S. military. We really appreciated that gesture, and will never forget those moments.



Sheet Music Plus Jazz













Comments

Music has such power to move the heart... do you have a story or a question about this music?

Enter Your Title

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Writer of the Lyrics to "Taps" 
Here's what H.L.Trim, writer of the lyrics of Taps, looked like, and here's a photo of Taps the music.

Where Can I Find the Version of Taps from "Cold Case"? Not rated yet
At the end of an episode of "Cold Case" they were in a graveyard and there was an arrangement of TAPS being played with a piano and the bugler playing …

Click here to write your own.

New! Comments

Have your say... Leave me a comment in the box below.
Patriotic Solos Book Level 2


Flame:
I think this site is wonderful! Well done. I am a 14 yr old 'ocarinist' and this site has been ever so useful in helping me find some simple tunes to play on my ocarina. I am also planning to learn to the piano soon and already play the clarinet. As I said, this site has been incredibly useful and my friend and I are going to try our Music badge for guides so finding the music for 'Taps' was essential. Thank you for making such an amazing site!


Sheet Music Purchase or Download Instrumental

Kelly-Ann:
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....I have a lot of books on graded pieces but not a lot of beginner pieces. I use material I have written myself together with books I encourage my parents to buy... but sometimes parents just can't afford a book- and as a teacher you sometimes do find your self searching for material....Thank you thank you thank you once again!



Debbie, Nashville, TN:
I have been looking for a very, very long time for a website like this! WOW! I have been teaching for over 20 years and it's nice to have a resource such as this!


Ashley:
Thank you so so much for this site! I'm teaching my little sister and everything up here is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be making a donation as soon as possible! Thank you again! You're wonderful!


Patriotic Songs for piano



Great Music Resources

ArtSongCentral

Beth'sMusicNotes

Cantorian.org

EyeEarRevolution (a blog)

FreePianoLessons4Kids

IMSLP

Martha Beth's Piano Site

MusicFolkPlayHymns

MusicLessonsPlus

MusicMattersBlog

Musicnotes.com

Piano Adventures Forum

Piano Music for Boys (Teach Piano Today)

PianoWorldForum

Sheetmusicplus

Susan Paradis Teacher Resources

TCW Resources

TimTopham Piano Blog

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!


California Student:
Hi, I want to thank you for such a wonderful and educational website. I have found all the information you have posted and your comments immensely helpful, and I am grateful for your posting it. I am sure you are an awesome teacher and person. I am a beginner piano student, so many thanks and Happy New Year.

The Prayer sheetmusic

Kelli:
I am so relieved to have found this site!! I have been struggling as a music student, not having any previous instruction in high school. I am starting from scratch and this is a wonderful tool!! Kudos to you!! God Bless you!