Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary Had a Little Lamb guitar tabs (and now ukulele tabs too - see the bottom of the page) will be one of the easiest of beginner guitar tabs to play.
It is rewarding and fun, because kids love to learn songs they already know!
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Despite its nursery rhyme status, this song is so well-known, that kids are happy to play it. One of the most fun experiences for a beginner guitar player is to pluck a line of notes and have a recognizable tune manifest itself.
These two versions are easy guitar songs, but they do cross strings, so take it easy on the tempo for young kids.
By looking at the treble clef notation above the line of guitar tablature, kids can tell how long to wait or "hold" the notes.
I like students to start with the C version first, because they can also do the little C and G chords and we can play duets. For the chords, I draw slash marks right over the notes to illustrate 4 strums per measure.
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When they learn the A and E chords, then you can give them the A version. The melody in this key is SO EASY!
This is a good time to talk about transposing, if you haven't already, and the relationship of the I and V chords to each other.
A line of the musical alphabet letters, repeated, is helpful for understanding this. I like to write out the letters, then have them help me pick any chord (such as A), call it the I chord, and count up to the V chord (the E), like this:
A B C D E F G A B C D E F G
Mary Had a Little Lamb guitar tabs will be the occasion of just one of many, many conversations you and your guitar student will have about transposing, a crucial skill for independent guitarists.
Now here are some ukulele-tabs:
The links for the PDF sheets:
Download Mary Had a Little Lamb guitar tablature in key of C
Download free guitar sheet music in the key of three sharps, A
Download uke tab for Mary Had a Little Lamb in C
Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church? Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!
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A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!
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This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
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for little boys or girls.
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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
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Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
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