Keyboard Music Notes
Keyboard music notes for beginning piano music readers "Pizza Please" (formerly known as "Hot Cross Buns"!) This familiar song uses just 3 different notes, and easy-to-count half notes for the start of the melody.
What I like about this piece are the easy notes, the easy counting, and the silly words. The phrase "Pep-per-o-ni, cheese, an-cho-vie!" encourages hurrying along the quarter notes.
Download keyboard music notes "Pizza Please"
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When I count this song aloud with students, I say,
"One - two, one - two, one - two - three - four.
One - two, one - two, one - two - three - four.
One, one, one, one,
One, one, one, one,
One - two, one - two, one - two - three - four."
The arrangement below has just a few made-easy notes:
Download Pizza Please with helper notes
I've also written this little song for left hand, using the important notes B ("Baby note B"), A, and G:
Download Left hand arrangement of made-easy notes song "Pizza Please"
Here are two more versions for the left hand:
Download Alphanotes arrangement of Pizza Please
Download helper version of Pizza Please
Why do I call "B" the Baby note? Well, when my students and I draw the grand staff on my big white board, we focus on the notes around Middle C. Under Middle C is B, which is "resting" on the top of the staff, as it is a baby, and not very strong. And D above Middle C stands for the Daddy note - so STRONG that he can hold up the whole "ladder" - that is, the staff - on his head. Then we draw little faces inside the B and D.
As memory aids, these goofy names have worked well for me!
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