Download Piano Sheet Music
All the Pretty Little Horses

Download piano sheet music for All the Pretty Little Horses, now with 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.  Three versions, including one with keyboard music notes with letter names in the note-heads!



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 sightreading piece, but also, always, turn it into a duet. Here is version one, using eighth notes:

Download piano sheet music, Music-for-Music-Teachers.com


Download piano sheet music All the Pretty Little Horses

If you are following the note-reading approach advocated by Jon Schmidt ("Anchor Notes"), you will notice that the first interval in this song used two anchor 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

Free kids sheet music for All the Pretty Ponies (its other name!)

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


Download song with made-easy notes

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...

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.

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:

Download piano sheet music


Download Secondo for All the Pretty Horses duet

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 is a real motivator, because piano playing tends to be very solitary... and music is more fun when it is shared!




Recent Articles

  1. Piano Sheet Music for Kids "Kookaburra," from Australia!

    Piano sheet music for kids "Kookaburra" is one of those famous songs a lot of us remember from childhood! Now offered as a vocal round in the key of C, this song from Australia is very fun to sing!

    Read More

  2. The Moldau Solo & Duet Easy Beginner Piano Sheet Music

    The Moldau, now with a secondo duet part for beginning piano. This famous piece is one of the most beautiful themes of Romantic orchestral literature.

    Read More

  3. Free Fur Elise Sheet Music - Beautifully Readable Copies

    Fur Elise sheet music in its entirety, with quarter notes for easy deciphering! These beautiful transcriptions are perfect for students who've just mastered coordination of right hand melody against l…

    Read More

  4. Irish Piano Sheet Music Keegan's Waltz

    Beautiful Irish piano sheet music, now for late elementary as well as for intermediate students, this lovely, lilting piece in a minor key will easily win their hearts.

    Read More

  5. Fuzzy Wuzzy, Free, Easy Sheet Music, 4 Versions

    Fuzzy Wuzzy, now with a RIGHT HAND ONLY arrangement, is a cute piano piece that uses rests to create musical surprise.

    Read More




See what's new at Music-for-Music-Teachers.  Use the sign-up form below to receive "Take Note":







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...

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Adding UKULELE Tunes... 
Thank you so much for this website! I'm more comfortable with guitar/bass/uke, and having these resources here is a HUGE help! Thank you so much …

Amazing Job 
I am grateful for this website and your dedication in this help. I am a new student and find some of your flash cards to be useful.

Thank You 
This site is such a help for all the children around the world that do not know how to play. Thanks to you they will learn very quickly -- thank you!

Click here to write your own.

Comments

Have your say... Leave me a comment in the box below.