Beginner Piano Music Free!
Spanish Ladies 
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!" 

Beginner piano music free! Middle C position
Beginner piano music free! Middle C position

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.

Spanish Ladies easy piano music

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.) 

Piano Duet Spanish Ladies
Duet Secondo for Spanish Ladies for beginner pianists

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 









Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

SingTheBibleStory.com clickable logo link

Recent Articles

  1. Fiddle Sheet Music for Beginners: Scottish Trio "Ale is Dear"

    Fiddle sheet music for beginners from Scotland "Ale is Dear" arranged for violin trio! This free & EASY ensemble is catchy and fun to play!

    Read More

  2. Deep In The Heart of Texas Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords & Tabs

    Deep in the Heart of Texas, sheet music for piano duet partners. EASY primo and accessible secondo with bouncy chords make this a VERY FUN DUET!

    Read More

  3. Beginner Piano Songs - Found a Peanut!

    Beginner piano songs for young kids are even EASIER when the tune is familiar, and the words are fun or even silly! "Found a Peanut" fits the bill.

    Read More

  4. God is Good Lyrics and Sheet Music

    God is So Good lyrics and sheet music, now with two new versions. This simple and sweet hymn is perfect for beginning musicians.

    Read More

  5. Ants Go Marching Lyrics & Sheet Music

    The Ants Go Marching lyrics & sheet music for beginning piano. This lead sheet is EASY to read, with a single melody line and chord symbols. Very fun!

    Read More

  6. Chopsticks Music for Piano - Easy Duets and Solos!

    Chopsticks music is easy to play by rote - incorrectly! Sharpen up your students' abilities with duet & solo sheets showing chords & accurate melodies.

    Read More

  7. Storybook Love - "The Princess Bride" Movie Soundtrack Music

    Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler's "The Princess Bride" movie soundtrack music is one of the prettiest movie themes ever. Now in the key of Am/C as well as Bm/D!

    Read More

  8. Printable Piano Music What Do You Do With a Drunken or GRUMPY Sailor

    What Do You Do with a GRUMPY (or Drunken) Sailor, now with an EASY lead sheet! Free printable piano music that may be your student's favorite for a long time!

    Read More

  9. Raggle Taggle Gypsies

    The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies is an exciting song for your singers! Your piano players will like it too. It is an old song, with a catchy melody easy to learn.

    Read More

  10. Easy Piano Sheet Music Free for Kids The Snake Charmer with Chords

    Easy piano sheet music FREE, The Snake Charmer, now with an easier-to-read arrangement just for young, socially distant students! Mysterious-sounding & FUN.

    Read More

The Story of Esther - a Bible opera!

Queen Esther in the Bible

This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This",  available as a digital downloadtells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.

A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!

This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.


Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

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.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

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!

Available at Amazon

Kids' Songs for piano sheet music book

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!

Silly Songs for Kids piano sheet music book, 5-finger songs

Carol:
I wanted to thank you.  

Several of the songs on this site work so well for some of my picky students and the ones who don't practice a lot.

Folk songs for beginners music book

Sign up for "Take Note!" to see what's new every month.

Comments

Do you have a funny story about this music, or does it remind you of something you'd like to share with other readers? Do you have a question? I'd love to hear it!

Please note that all comments are moderated, and will not appear until I have approved them. Also, IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR MUSIC THAT IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, YOUR REQUEST WILL BE IGNORED. That's pretty much any music written in the last 75 years...


About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

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.