Scarborough Fair sheet music for beginner piano students and lead sheet players, very easy music downloads! (Please visit my additional pages if you are interested in easy tabs for guitar, and a version with the Scarborough Fair lyrics for voice.)
This FREE, easy, music download should be doable in the first year of lessons for most, but not all students:
Teachers, use the chord symbols above each line of melody to create a chord accompaniment for this easy piano sheet music. With this folk song, even plain open chords are pretty.
Like all folk tunes, there are many variants in this song's words and even in the melody. Here are all the most common Scarborough Fair lyrics, in the lead sheets below:
For a pianist, this pretty song makes good basic piano chords practice. The melody requires some shifting or lifting of the hand, but it doesn't take long to master, and then you can direct students' attention to inventing a pattern for the chords.
Check out my free lead sheets page for ideas on making chords work for you. It is true that 3/4 timing is frequently a challenge for young students, and even more so when they are pianists, adding chords and trying to keep the coordination of their hands going.
Have fun with this simple folk sheet music for piano and other instruments!
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