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

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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

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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

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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.





The links for the piano music:


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)


Download Yo Ho Ho with easier page two left hand


Download piano music sheets for beginners in Middle C 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)








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About the Author

Dana Thynes

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.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.