Free Classical Sheet Music
Egyptian Dance

This free classical sheet music, Egyptian Dance, is arranged for elementary level piano players.

It has a beautiful eastern-sounding melody, and a very easy left hand.

First, a look at a "helper" version.  This has larger note heads, and some of them have note names inside:

Egyptian Dance from Samson & Delilah, arranged for elementary piano

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It sounds much harder than it is! 

So much mystery is hinted at in this suggestive melody, that some students will almost catch their breath, eyes wide, as you play it for them.

Here's a look at page two:


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One of the things that make this free classical sheet music so mesmerizing is the lowered 2nd step of the scale that first occurs in measure 7.

After playing a bit of the melody for my piano student, I then play the penta-tonic scale E-F-G#-A-B up and back down, lingering for a moment on the F before resolving onto the E again.  That is almost a "shiver" moment!

Here is the same music, but without the "helper" notes, and with a smaller size staff:

Egyptian Dance from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens for late elementary piano students

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Don't believe me about the "shiver" moment?  

Try it - there is something about that neither-major-nor-minor collection of notes that evokes faraway, mysterious lands... camel caravans, and desert sands. 

 Being carried off into the imagination is one of the reasons young kids desire to start music lessons in the first place!

So... having begun with easy open 5ths on page 1, the LH (left hand) then breaks away into a 5-1-5-1 pattern on page 2, which gives an exciting feeling of movement and urgency to the repeated melody.

Free classical sheet music Egyptian Dance, for piano.  Very easy.

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Measures 9-12 seem problematical for some students... the timing throws them off.  I've found it's no good pressing on to page 2 until the rhythm of page 1 is thoroughly mastered.  

Use conducting gestures along with the power of your voice to HOLD or move the rhythm along; whatever it takes to make the rhythm feel natural to your student.

The first measure of line 2 always baffles students as well: What is finger FOUR doing there?  Lots of drawing of note names, and circling of finger numbers ensues.  That's why I finally made the HELPER version of this song with a few lettered notes.

Though I haven't put any expression markings in this classical sheet music, there's lots of room for nuance and passion! The pedal can add a mysterious flavor, but is easy to overdo when the LH is moving every beat.

I hope you and your elementary level students enjoy Saint-Saens' Egyptian Dance! 





The pdf links for the piano music:


Download Egyptian Dance with helper notes


Download free classical sheet music Egyptian Dance 










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