Free Printable Piano Sheet Music
The Lake Pirates

Free printable piano sheet music for late beginners.  

With a title like "The Lake Pirates," piano teachers are already way ahead!

With this song, I sought to make the melody reminiscent of the Lake Town theme in Hobbit 3, The Battle of Five Armies.

I have offered it to many students since I wrote it, and it has been well received.  One is a teenager, old enough to be sporting a small mustache!  Another has a tiny brother who is picking up the melody by ear, and was delighted to show me!  Yet others are young girls who usually go for PRETTY songs.  

(By the way, an AlphaNotes helper version can be found on my page of Piano Music with Letters... This version makes the song accessible to younger students with fire in their hearts.)

Of course my theme is not as COOL as the actual one from The Hobbit soundtrack, but it's still fun, and stirring:

Free printable piano sheet music

Music like the Hobbit soundtrack - The Lake Pirates, free!

Please scroll down the page for the link to the free printable PDF.

To help students struggling with the initial rhythm of the introduction, I used the words  "FRO-do, SAM-wise and AR-a-GORN."  That solved some problems with students who just couldn't remember to count, "ONE TWO THREE FOUR-and ONE TWO THREE..."

The left hand of this piece is mostly made up of open fifths, which makes it easy for beginning players to learn.  

However, I threw some challenging broken chords in, at the end of line one on page 2, where:

  • an open 5th (Eb root chord) moves to 
  • an interval of a 4th, (a Bb chord over F), then 
  • up a step to another 4th interval, (C minor over G), then 
  • stays on the bass note G (while changing to a G major chord).

Additionally, there is the added complexity of the rhythm in this section (a welcome relief after the plodding "tee-tee TAH, tee-tee TAH, tee-tee TAH," etc.  It is a good opportunity for counting practice.

I plan to turn this piece into a duet, as well, with the simple melody written with big alphanotes for beginner piano players, so check back soon!

I love the music from The Lord of the Ring soundtracks, and The Hobbit music as well, and so do many of my students!  Remember, an AlphaNotes helper version can be found on my page Piano Music with Letters.





The link to the piano sheet music:


                      Free printable piano sheet music "The Lake Pirates"








The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

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





Recent Articles

  1. Ode to Joy Free Kids' Sheet Music for Piano, Beginner to Advanced

    Ode to Joy, now with advanced "BIG"-sounding arrangements, piano duets, and multiple beginner and late beginner arrangements.

    Read More

  2. Zum Gali Gali Lyrics and Sheet Music

    Zum Gali Gali lyrics and easy sheet music for piano, voice, guitar, and lead instruments.

    Read More

  3. Classical Guitar Sheet Music "Allegro" by Giuliani

    Classical guitar sheet music from "Le Papillon" (The Butterfly) by Giuliani, now with guitar tablature - this classical piece is very EASY!

    Read More

  4. Happy Birthday Free Sheet Music for Guitar, Piano, & Lead Instruments

    Happy Birthday, now with GUITAR TABS! Several arrangements for piano solo & duet, some with a few lettered notes to help! Multiple keys.

    Read More

  5. Spanish Study Free Guitar Tabs for Beginning Classical Guitar

    Spanish Study, with a new version showing all 3 pages of tablature. This is a simplified guitar version of the famous piece "Asturias."

    Read More

  6. Star-Spangled Banner Free Sheet Music & Lyrics for All Instruments

    Star-Spangled Banner free sheet music. Now with a singer's "find-your-pitch" exercise! America's national anthem in 7 keys, & lyrics for 1 or all 4 verses.

    Read More

  7. Tarantelle, the Spider Dance, for Beginning Piano

    Tarantelle, now with a shortened melody, and in Dm position! The Spider Dance is a vigorous and fun melody for beginning piano students.

    Read More

  8. Easy Piano Sheet Music Swan Lake, Free!

    Easy piano sheet music Swan Lake, now with a pretty intermediate arrangement and duet secondo! For students who love the mysterious sound of the minor scale.

    Read More











Sign up for "Take Note!" to see what's new every month.





Search Music-for-Music-Teachers:



Comments

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