Keyboard Music Notes
Pizza Please

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.

Keyboard music notes

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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.

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:

Keyboard music notes

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I've also written this little song for left hand, using the important notes B ("Baby note B"), A, and G.  Why do I call that note the "baby" note?  Because it "rests" on top of the staff, as a sleeping baby might.

Left hand keyboard music notes

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Here are two more versions for the left hand, this time with "AlphaNotes" (lettered note-heads):


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Again, 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!





The links for the right hand PDFs:


Download keyboard music notes "Pizza Please"


Download Pizza Please for piano with Alpha Notes


Download Pizza Please with helper notes



The links for the left hand arrangements:


Download left hand arrangement of made-easy notes song "Pizza Please"


Download Alphanotes arrangement of Pizza Please for left hand


Download helper version of Pizza Please for left hand












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Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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