Star-Spangled Banner
America's National Anthem

Star-Spangled Banner free sheet music for all treble clef instruments in multiple keys, and also with sheets for bass clef and viola clef.  And now with a singer's "find-your-pitch" exercise!

Download America's national anthem in seven different keys, and the lyrics for one or all four verses!

NEW ON THIS PAGE is a "Star-Spangled Banner Exercise" sheet that will help your vocal singers find their first few notes, when they have just one tone from a pitch pipe or app to get them started...

Here is what the lead sheet music looks like, with chord symbols. 

Star-Spangled Banner lead sheet in C, for multiple instruments or voice.

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

If you want to sing more than just verse one, see the lyrics for all four verses of The Star-Spangled Banner as a downloadable PDF further down this page. 

I plan to put up piano accompaniments for the national anthem as well; for now, I hope the chord symbols help.

About the new exercise sheet, for singers, or at least for you voice teachers:

My vocal student will be singing the Star-Spangled Banner in June at some kind of Coast Guard ceremony.  The notes and intervals are not a problem for her - what IS AN ISSUE is getting started on the right note!

I suggested she and her mom download some kind of App that will give her the pitch.  No problem finding a free app, but when she heard the electronic sound, she FROZE.  It wasn't working for her!

So I quickly devised a series of vocal warmups that will help nail that pitch with the electronic app.  

Problem solved!  I think she just needs lots of repetition with the mental exercise of thinking ahead with the pitches.

Here's what the exercises looked like:

Vocal warmups for singers to help find the starting pitch for Star-Spangled Banner

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here is a close-up look at that sheet... the top of the page:

The bottom of the page:

And since I started playing cello, I decided that lead sheets for the bass clef are in order.  Scroll down the page for the free links:

Star-Spangled Banner for bass clef instruments, the melody and chords and lyrics to verse one.

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here are lead sheet in two keys, G and C, for the viola:

Star-Spangled Banner for viola- 2 keys

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here are the words of the Star-spangled Banner to print out, verse 1 -- which will print in landscape mode on your printer (hope you don't have to change any settings, but I'm not making any promises!):

Star-Spangled Banner lyrics verse 1, at Music-for-Music-Teachers.com

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Here are the lyrics to all four verses of America's national anthem, which is a two-page document:

Words of Star-Spangled Banner, all 4 verses page 1, Music-for-Music-Teachers.com
Star-Spangled Banner lyrics all 4 verses, page 2, Music-for-Music-Teachers.com


The links for the lead sheets:


Download free lead sheet music for the national anthem in A


Download free lead sheet music for the national anthem in Bb


Download free lead sheet music in the key of C


Download free lead for the national anthem in D


Download lead sheet music in Eb


Download national anthem lead in F


Download national anthem in G lead sheet


The vocal exercise page for finding the starting pitch for Star-Spangled Banner:


Download Star-Spangled Banner exercise for finding pitch


The bass clef links:


Download BASS clef Star-Spangled Banner in the key of G


Download BASS clef national anthem in the key of Bb


Download national anthem in BASS clef in the key of C


The links for the free PDFs for viola:


Download the national anthem for VIOLA in the key of C


Download the Star-Spangled Banner in the key of G for VIOLA


Here are the free download links for the lyrics:


Download and print words to just verse one of the Star-Spangled Banner


Download lyrics to all four verses of the national anthem


See all the free patriotic songs on my site!

America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)


America the Beautiful


Anchors Aweigh


Army Theme


Marine's Hymn


Star-Spangled Banner


Taps


...and if you can't find it here, you might be able to find a (for-sale) version in the "Patriotic" category at Musicnotes:

Get Sheet Music at Musicnotes.com







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