Download Piano Sheet Music
All the Pretty Little Horses

Download piano sheet music for All the Pretty Little Horses, as

  • lead sheets in two keys 
  • as a beginner duet or easy solo
  • a printable Secondo part!  
  • Included are chord symbols and suggestions for turning beginner keyboard music sheets into piano duets.

This free kids sheet music is very, very pretty. Your young students will hardly be able to help singing along.  

New lead sheets

Lead sheet music for piano of All the Pretty Little Horses

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I've included fingering in this lead sheet arrangement, because I'm eager to emphasize scale fingering whenever I can, with finger crossing over and tucking under (what we sometimes call "Spider Scales" in my studio).

I WILL NOT SAY that my students always adhere to this excellent fingering!

Sometimes a lead sheet is better

Depending on what your purpose is, a lead sheet may take you where you want to go FASTER.  

All the kids have for a left hand is the chord indication; there are so many ways to interpret that chord symbol!  It could be:

  • A single bass note, such as a bass guitar might do
  • An open 5th, such as "E" and "B" played together in the left hand with fingers 5 and 1.
  • A small broken chord, such as "e-g-b"
  • A "broken chord stretch", which uses an octave reach.  E - b - high E.
  • Fancier chord patterns, which I'm going to post on this site soon!

The 2-hands Middle C arrangement

Despite the skips in the melody, All the Pretty Little Horses (also known as All the Pretty Little Ponies) is really easy to play.

I use it as a sight reading piece, but also, always, turn it into a duet. Here is version one of the beginner arrangement, using eighth notes:

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A version without eighth notes

And here is an easy-to-count version, with no eighth notes, which is particularly friendly-looking for those who can count:

Easy piano duet All the Pretty Little Horses

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Real beginners will like letters in the notes

Below is a version that makes reading music notes for beginners much simpler - the note-heads are "Alpha-Notes":

Reading music notes for beginners, All the Pretty Little Horses with made-easy notes

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After students have conquered the melody, we look at the chords. 

Usually, they play just plain block chords the first week, hands together, while I take my turn playing the "singing part" (my term to explain what a melody is).

Yes, it is already time to show them how to make chords, as early on as this level of music is...

Pretty chords learned by rote

Now comes the fun part! I show them how to play the beautiful chord pattern illustrated below:

Duet secondo chord patterns for All the Pretty Horses

However, I don't always expect them to read these notes! 

I don't write out the notes at all; instead, relying on their knowledge of what Am, Dm, and G triads look like on the piano, I show them the pattern using finger numbers. LH = 5-1, RH = 53-1.

Making sure to draw that pattern somewhere on the top of their music, we try it with each chord, then play through the song, stopping each time we have a different chord.

A sheet for that pattern

Now I've made a secondo with quarter notes - essentially the same as the chord pattern shown above.

All the Pretty Little Horses new secondo with quarter notes

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Chord inversions in the secondo

If your students are already familiar with chord inversions, try the Secondo version below.  

It may seem identical at first to the pattern above, but look carefully at the Dm chords in the right hand...

Not only is this arrangement more beautiful, but it is also easier, or should I say easier to play SMOOTHLY, than the example shown above:

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Understanding chords leads to more creativity

Knowing how to make beautiful chord patterns like this has led to greater spontaneity among my students, I have found, both in composing their own music, and in getting together on their own to play duets.

For piano students, a duet can be very motivating, because piano playing tends to be very solitary... and music is more fun when it is shared!




The links for the lead sheets:



Download the lead sheet in Dm



Download the lead sheet in Em (shown at the top of the page)



The Middle C arrangements links:



Download piano sheet music All the Pretty Little Horses Middle C arrangement with eighth notes 



Free kids sheet music for All the Pretty Ponies (its other name!), using doubled timing - no eighth notes



Download the song with made-easy notes and doubled timing



Download Secondo with quarter notes for easy duet




Download Secondo with eighth notes for All the Pretty Horses duet








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