Baby Shark Sheet Music
For Early Piano Students

Baby Shark sheet music is surprisingly easy, with a repeating melody in the right hand, and with simple chord tones in the left hand.  This song is a WINNER with young students.

Baby Shark sheet music for piano

* Listen to a recording of this song "Baby Shark" *

Two pages, with lots of lyrics

...but I can only show you page one, as this song is (surprisingly) under copyright.  Yes, it's a traditional song, but I'm thinking the lyrics "Baby Shark, do, do, do-do, do-do" are NOT traditional?

Where to find Baby Shark:

Go to this page at SheetMusicDirect!  

The song starts with a reference to the movie "Jaws" - by way of the same ominous-sounding half step interval that is found in my song Sharks (on this page).

Does that timing look awfully slow?

Yes, it is.  I decided to DOUBLE the double timing with this song's arrangement, as the 16th notes (which all the arrangements I found for sale all seemed to be using) were impossible for my younger students to count - and they are the ones who want to play this piece!

How I introduce this piece

We skip the beginning and go straight to the "Baby Shark" lyrics.  There, the kids try RIGHT HAND ONLY, and quickly learn that there really isn't anything hard about this melody.  When an F sharp comes along, it is shown next to the note, instead of in the key signature.  Easy-peasy.

Adding a left hand, single notes

There are only 4 chords.  Instead of reading the notes in the bottom staff, I'm more likely to point to the chord symbol and ask my student to play it - as a single note - as I take a turn playing the melody, and using my left hand to point to the chords as they come along.  A little duet.

Turn the chords into 2-note chords

The song sounds even better with open chords (what you get when you play G + D with fingers 5 & 1 of the left hand, for example... if you need help with chords, see my page Mary Had a Little Lamb or the long page Free Lead Sheets, where I explain a bit about how to make and use chords).

Where to find Baby Shark:

Go to this page at SheetMusicDirect!  

Now make them try it hands together

Using just a single note in the left hand, the first time!  Then, if that was successful, go back, and this time, tell them to try open chords.

Now look at the beginning again

Baby Shark sheet music

Examining the first two lines closely, you can see that the only two notes employed are D and Eb, in different registers, and with rhythm that doubles in speed each time.

Your students can do this - and will sound very cool as they are playing!

Where to find Baby Shark:

Go to this page at SheetMusicDirect!  

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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of, and a newer site,

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.