Toreador Piano Sheet Music

Toreador piano sheet music -  these famous opera music arrangements are full of chords and scales, but are MUCH EASIER than they sound.

Here's one of my students playing the arrangement in C:

The hardest arrangement:

Piano sheet music Toreador March

What are those teeny-tiny notes all about?

The little grace notes may be brand new to your students.  One of my young pianists just could not "hear" the way it was supposed to sound, and needed much repetition at her lesson to cement that figure in.

F is more exciting... but C is easier

The key of F arrangement is the most satisfying, I think, but there are a lot of black notes!  You must decide if this piece will be attainable for your students in this key... even the arrangement in C requires motivation on the part of your young piano players, because the patterns don't fit neatly into nice 5-finger shapes, but need lots of stretching.

However, this is a motivating piece of music!

Toreador piano sheet music

Same arrangement, key of C

Things fit nicely into the hand in this key... and the patterns on page 2 are not so difficult.

Here are two versions of page one, in the key of C:

Intermediate piano sheet Toreador

What is different?

Here is the version my student is playing, below... Can you spot the differences?  They are pretty minor: just some added fingering, and a few note changes in measures 5 and 6!

Piano sheet Toreador in key of C

Both key of C arrangements use the same page two, except there are additional fingering markings in the easier version:

Piano sheet Toreador from Carmen

Above, I called this an "late elementary arrangement."  It's really more of an "early intermediate" arrangement, if your student isn't comfortable with chords and chord inversions.  Give them some ahead-of-time preparation by slowly approaching chord inversions on my page, Basic Piano Chords and Scales.

The sheet music links:

Download short version of Toreador piano sheet music, in F

Download hardest arrangement of Toreador, in F

Download Toreador in the key of C, easiest with a few lettered notes

Download Toreador in the key of C, the same arrangement without AlphaNotes

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