Made-Easy Notes for Beginners
Yo Ho Ho

Made-easy notes for beginning pianists, Yo Ho Ho is a fun song that's easy to sing.  No, this is NOT a free version of "Yo Ho a Pirate's Life for Me" - for that copyrighted music from Pirates of the Caribbean, you will have to go here to buy a digital download or (more expensive but ultimately more rewarding) here to buy a songbook

Instead, this is a FREE song about LIFE AT SEA I'm offering for several levels: a solo with chords in both hands, and an early Middle C note reader version in which the hands share the melody.  Additionally, there are easy versions of the piano music with made-easy notes, for your young beginners (or hesitant first and second year students).

Yo Ho Ho, piano music sheets for beginners

Yo Ho Ho for beginning piano

Download Yo Ho Ho, piano music sheets for beginners, free!

Download the same music but with a few "helper" made-easy notes- (piano sheet music with letters)

If your students have been learning how to make chords, triad and open, then the first and third lines of this song will be very easy for them!  

Once they hear the big sounds they are making, they will be motivated to push themselves on the sections that are not so easy.  As they are playing (I would split it up and take one of the parts, first few attempts), ask them if they recognize the chords...

I have also made an easier page 2 for this arrangement, which uses just solid chords in the left hand instead of split chords.  Check it out:

Easy arrangement of Yo Ho Ho for piano beginners

Download Yo Ho Ho with easier page two left hand

But that's not all!  This song is going to work great as a duet as well as a solo, so here is the Middle C hand placement sheet music for that:

Sea song

Sea song

Download piano music sheets for beginners Yo Ho Ho

The same music in Middle C position, but with letters in the notes

Download made-easy notes but with only a few letters (a HELPER arrangement)

You may notice that the graphics of the second page say at the bottom, "D.C. al Coda."   Oops.  I caught that error earlier today, and repaired the PDF music sheets, but I'm going to let the graphics stay as they are...  Those graphics should've said, "D.C. al Fine."

There is a certain demographic group that will appreciate a piece like this.  The first day I tried it out on students, two little boys lapped it up with the comment "COOL!", whereas two girls, a bit older, passed it over in favor of an arrangement of Minka.





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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.

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