Easy Piano Songs for Beginners
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Easy piano songs for beginners with creepy lyrics...
How Doth the Little Crocodile, by Lewis Carroll! The melody is creepy too! You can almost hear the crocodile slowly sneaking up.
A famous bit of literature
I have always relished this short poem from "Alice in Wonderland," and enjoyed Alice's bemusement at not being able to remember the CORRECT poem about a busy little bee.
One of my young students feels just the same way as I, and decided to recite it for me.
As he spoke the words, the tune built itself in my head! I had to write it down, and the following 3 arrangements are the result.
Several arrangements for piano
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable music.
You can hear the crocodile creeping closer
On page 2, both hands drop down an octave, and I thinned out the left hand accompaniment a bit so as not to be too heavy. By the way, there is nothing particularly EASY about this little arrangement.
Here is the same basic arrangement, just a single page:
A much easier left hand
A shared-hands arrangement
Here is a transposed shared-hands version of the song:
I like to use these simplified Middle C arrangements of songs as a kind of note-naming, note-WRITING homework for my students.
They take a sheet home, together with a helper page to identify the notes from Low C to High C, and write the names on the page with pencil.
More often than not, they will also spend a little time trying this new song out!
The links for the easy piano songs:
Download How Doth the Little Crocodile easy piano songs for beginners, hardest solo version
Download simpler arrangement of the Crocodile song
Download easy Middle C arrangement for young beginners of How Doth the Little Crocodile
Download helper version of easy beginner Middle C arrangement of the Crocodile song (not shown)
I Love You, Lord sheet music - a beautiful arrangement for advancing piano students, plus a guitar tabs sheet that is very easy. In the keys of F and G.
All My Trials & Hold On - whether these are gospel or spiritual songs, they are bluesy in feeling, & satisfying to play! See what your students think.
This free piano sheet music PDF for beginners is really a fiddle tune! But don't tell your piano players, as it makes a rambunctious, easy duet! Now with Part 2.
Best piano books - or at least, the ones I find myself using over and over again in my music studio! Here are my favorites.
Free hymn sheet music to touch hearts, "Softly and Tenderly" is about going home -- the final home. Easy & advanced piano versions, lead sheet & guitar tabs.
Songs Old & Songs New
All the first-year material I give my beginner students.
Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!
Queen Esther in the Bible
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.
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
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
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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.
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