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.
Please scroll down the page for the link to the free printable sheet.
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 common problem 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.
The link to the music "Back and Forth":
Free beginner download music piano sheet Back and Forth
All the first-year material I give my beginner students.
Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
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