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Primarily, this page is made up of Middle C music with "shared-between-the-hands" melodies.
This very pretty tune is also available with alphanotes - lettered notes.
Not a bad idea considering the big skips.
Additionally, there are some pieces that make use of left hand chords or simple accompaniments.
With long notes, easy to count, instead of 8th notes.
Most of the Middle C melodies have chord suggestions or illustrative graphics for an enterprising accompanist to devise his or her own backup.
Not really all that easy! But lovely just the same, and mesmerizing enough to capture a young piano student's imagination.
A few also have written-out secondo parts, for easy duet playing. (In that case, the melody part usually needs to move up an octave, to accommodate the secondo part.)
This pretty tune also comes with lettered notes.
My favorite way to use these easy pieces is with beginners just starting to read notes. I place a "Note-Reading worksheet" next to the chosen piece, and we get started writing in the note names with a pencil!
Generally, I choose just ONE NOTE to identify, and help the student spot every instance that same note shows up.
The rest of the notes are HOMEWORK for them - the new music is placed in a special spot in their folder just for these kind of songs, and at the next lesson I check to make certain the notes were written in!
Such a sweet Christmas carol!
The following week, they choose a different song to be their "note-writing song," or else I give them a choice out of three or four songs.
In this way, I find my students pecking away at music that may be too hard for them, and certainly a challenge to sightread.
They may not conquer the piece, because I don't require them to actually PLAY the piece, but they usually do play it!
No helper notes on this song!
But because it moves entirely by steps - when it moves - this song is easy to read.
More complicated than most melodies with shared hands.
The student must read a ledger line note in left hand, and scoot into a new position in right hand!
A very well-known Sunday school song. very fun at a certain age!
The WHOLE SONG. Yes.
This song isn't so well known, but it has a great melody and lots of energy.
Also on this page is a duet version, and a couple of solos.
This piece is actually by Mozart's FATHER, Leopold!
I tell my students that I heard this piece was like the rock music of that time period, and that Herr Mozart was writing this out for little Wolfgang to please him!
There are several versions of the Pachelbel Canon in D (transposed to C) on this site.
Two pages for this shared-hands melody, because there are such amazing lyrics (found on page 2).
There are several different versions of the melody to be found on this page...
Some are all in one hand, five fingers.
This old-fashioned melody is two pages long.
The lyrics are powerful, and the melody is catchy.
The song of an old cowboy, leaving the range.
This song is about using a "dipping" motion with the wrist when playing piano.
What is waiting beyond death for those who have placed their faith in Jesus?
This song hints at it.
This silly song will be just right for some of your students.
This is a pretty hymn of thanksgiving for all, to the "Lord of all."
It is an older song - in one of the "Little Women" movies, this hymn is sung at Meg's wedding.
This doleful and gloomy piece is recognized by all.
Every young pianist has heard this theme by Beethoven!
This is a well-known Christmas song.
Like many traditional songs, my melody may be a bit different than the one you are used to!
With its unknown lyrics, that really must be explained, kids tend to be hesitant about this piece at first... until they learn to sing it.
Then it becomes a favorite!
This lovely melody needs a motivated child.
Or an excellent notereader!
Eventually, every piano player must learn this song for birthday celebrations!
The melody is a start...
The lyrics come from the magical story Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland".
A bit creepy - and the music intensifies that feeling!
Several versions of the song are on this page.
Chord symbols are given so that strong chords, perhaps with an "Oom-pah" pattern, can fill out this great gypsy-like melody.
This simplified melody is an introduction to one of the great themes of music.
A simple little Valentine's Day song.
With a strong melody and secondo accompaniment (not shown here) this song has become a go-to favorite for "Review Old Songs" time.
I have discovered that some of my students adapt the lyrics of this song to cover other situations not included in the life of a pirate!
This is such a great song!
Even at the beginning level, this melody can hold tension and mystery.
Visit this page to find three easy versions of this super-fun song.
A great favorite at my studio!
It really doesn't get any easier than this arrangement with letters in the notes!
However, there are other versions here if you want more challenge for your students.
This Christmas carol sounds cheery and happy if played fast, or sentimental and thoughtful if played slowly.
Change up the approach to the secondo accompaniment to help achieve these effects.
A few lettered notes to help beginning readers navigate through the skips.
A big favorite at my studio.
Because Cinderella is singing this song up in her attic, the prince is finally able to find her!
A short and snappy song that is unbelievably cute!
Multiple requests to play this at my last recital; had to space the performances out!
Even cuter if brothers or sisters play this duet together.
There is an easier-looking arrangement just for beginners on this page.
Probably Scotland's most famous song...
One of its prettiest too!
With a duet partner, this song can be fast and furious and full of energy.
One of the musical repertoire's most famous melodies, condensed down to a simple line.
With lyrics to stir young imaginations.
Not very easy.
But if your students have ever heard this song sung by Cat Stevens, they may persevere.
One of my favorite Christmas songs when I was a child.
It will help if your student can listen to a recording of this song.
You'll find several arrangements of this song here, in differing levels of difficulty.
Don't discount the appeal of nonsense lyrics!
An American tune with somewhat tragic lyrics...
"On Top of Spaghetti" words can substitute for the "Old Smoky" words if you prefer.
A lovely minor melody and LOTS of energy set this carol apart!
Several versions of this little song, including a "drip! drip! drip! drip!" -sounding duet.
A beloved old song with cowboy words.
An old song from England, very beautiful.
A Hebrew singing round, very pretty.
This is a very cute melody, and fun to play!
With new lyrics about the snake and his charmer, a magician who has a show.
I have here several arrangements, including the one shown, but in D minor.
This is a sailor song that young boys like to sing!
This little-known song is one of the "rites of passage" at my studio.
Guitarists play it, fiddlers play it, and even piano players get into it.
With backup chords from a secondo player, this piece is a BLAST.
A sad cowboy song.
Beautiful ballet music, made easy for beginners.
With its numerous sharps, this song is a bit more complex than most Middle C music.
But it's worth it! Loads of fun, with a duet partner.
This fun piece is two pages long.
With "scary" spider lyrics.
An energetic song with interesting lyrics about a train.
This song is all about Australia.
Nowhere else could you find a "billabong" or a "jumbuck," I'm pretty sure.
This song is very satisfying music, especially with a duet partner who can play chords beautifully.
A very pretty song about love betrayed.
Your students probably won't even notice that line.
Kids tend to think this Christmas song is very fun.
And there does seem to be something inherently optimistic and joyful in the very melody!
A song known by two names...
"Greensleeves" is the name of the original song, lyrics and melody.
Being so beautiful, the music was "borrowed" for a song about the Christ Child.
Not polite words, but a great tune.
By a composer from the Netherlands, a contemplative-sounding piece, very pretty.
A super-simple melody, mostly with step-wise movement.
Do I need to explain this famous song to you?
I'm betting most of the world has heard it!
A pretty and old-fashioned sounding cowboy song.
This fun song has two pages, about scrubbing the deck and washing down the slime.
Yes, I'm a fisherman's daughter and that's how it really is at sea!
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