Beginner Piano Music Free!
for Solo or Piano Duet
Beginner piano music free! Spanish Ladies is a swashbuckling-sounding song of old England.
Something about this song is instantly like-able
Perhaps it is the exotic words of sailing the sea, or the swing of the 6/8 melody with its minor chords.
My students never fail to be captured by this tune, and the words too, which evoke another world and time: "Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies! Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain!"
Please scroll down the page for the links to the piano music PDFs.
What about the eighth notes in a beginner-level piece?
When arranging a new tune, I will frequently double the timing on a melody with 8th notes, but more and more I am finding that my younger students do quite well with the "Tah, Tah, Tah, Tah, Tah-2, tee-tee, Tah, Tah, Tah, tee-tee, Tah!" approach to eighth notes for an occasional song , if the song's rhythm is strong enough.
That saves me a bit of time not having to re-write music, and gives them practice looking at eighth notes in a non-threatening way.
Of course, more experienced students will be counting with numbers, but then, they probably won't be playing this easy version, either, unless it's just for fun!
And younger students, too, are always working on regular counting with their piano method material.
The key of Dm - fewer black note encounters
Here is what the version in Dm looks like.
It uses bass clef D above Middle C in the left hand in several places.
Though this note is unfamiliar to most beginners, it does not really prove to be a difficulty - in fact, most kids will figure out what it is by themselves (and feel clever), if you point to "the Middle C line" right under it.
I like to tell them that this is what D looks like when the left hand goes up into "the right hand's territory."
Too many black notes in Cm for some kids
The reason I set this free kids' sheet music in Dm as well as in the key of Cm, is because the chord accompaniment in Cm needs so many black notes -- really hard chords for beginner piano players.
In Dm, the chords are much easier to handle, though Bb is tricky.
The chord symbols are guides for a duet
If you want to turn this free kids sheet music into a duet, use the chord symbols I placed above the music, or scroll down and print out the Secondos in Cm and Dm.
Beginners will have a hard time with these Secondo chords, because of the black notes and the right hand chord inversions.
Make up a plain secondo part
For younger students, I'd just have them try plain open 5ths (for example, a Cm chord open 5th would be C+G -- an Eb chord open 5th would be Eb+Bb) in one hand.
The version in Dm would be even better, as they will only encounter one black-note chord (if they use open fifths).
Below, you can see the Secondo in Cm. (For a duet, the melody or Primo part must be played UP an octave.)
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
Check out another arrangement
Are you looking for a harder and more beautiful piano version? Go here... it IS difficult, for younger pianists!
Here is an American Whaling version of the same tune -- different words!
The links for the Spanish Ladies melody:
Download free kids sheet music Spanish Ladies melody in Cm
Download piano duet music Spanish Ladies melody in Dm
With made-easy notes for Spanish Ladies (music with letters for beginning music readers - not shown here!)
The links for the Secondo parts:
Download piano duet Spanish Ladies Secondo in Cm
Download piano duet Spanish Ladies Secondo in Dm
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