Piano Music Sheets for Beginners - "I'm a Pirate"

Piano music sheets for beginners "I'm a Pirate!" with NEW SOLO arrangements (for later elementary students..  "I'm a Pirate" also has a Secondo part for an older sibling (or a teacher) to go with the beginner arrangement, for a very fun duet!

Here are the new solos:

I'm a Pirate solo with chords in left hand


Download I'm a Pirate solo with easy left hand chords

And here is a much more difficult left hand part (showing just the first page of this two-page song):

I'm a Pirate with moving left hand

Download I'm a Pirate solo with fancy left hand

This arrangement is very fun!  

You may think your young students won't play something with a leaping left hand like this.  They might, if you have gotten them to put "I Love the Mountains" hands together! 

On that page, I talk about using a bass note in the left hand, then a full triad in the right hand.  But the final goal is to use the right hand to play just the melody, while left hand does the bass note PLUS the triad.

Piano music with letters takes the fear out of trying new music, and turns it into a challenging game.  For earlier beginners, here is the first of three versions - with just a few alphanotes, and the rest standard notation: 

piano music with letters, I'm a Pirate

Download piano music sheets for beginners "I'm a Pirate" with a few lettered notes

Note that the song returns to the beginning of the piece at the bottom of the page and ends with the Fine at the end of line two.  This is an opportunity to teach your little guys something new about "interpreting THE MAP" - the music page.  

Da capo?  From "the head" of the piece (as in "decapitate").   Fi-ne?  The "Finish".  Those are my crude translations of the D.C. and Fine instructions, but they are easy for children to remember.

Here is the same song with ALL alphanotes (no image for it): 

Download Pirate piano music with letters in every notehead

And below is the same song for more confident beginning piano students:


Keyboard music notes for beginning students

Download keyboard music notes for "I'm a Pirate"

I wrote this song for a little guy whose older brother has already taken all the "good" songs... he needs some that only he has played!

Here's the same song, with a duet part below, entirely with letters in the notes:

Duet

This page shows the "helper" version, with only a few lettered notes.  Notice that the bass clef notes are almost entirely made-easy notes, though:

Piano Duet

And here is the regular duet, with no lettered notes at all:

Duet for beginner piano, I'm a Pirate, free!

Duet for beginner piano, I'm a Pirate, free!

Download duet "I'm a Pirate" with regular standard notation

Download easy piano duet with alphanotes in both parts

Download beginner piano duet with some helper lettered notes


Have fun!




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