Valentine's Day Songs
"Chocolate Romance" for Beginner and Elementary Piano Students
Valentine's Day songs are welcome once a year, and kids' Valentine poems are especially fun if they are silly and come with a singable tune.
On this page I've got two versions of a free Valentine song.
This song, Chocolate Romance, has two versions: an elementary version with some harmony, and a Middle C version for beginning pianists.
I have added chord symbols to the Middle C version, in case you want to arrange a duet!
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
The singer is saying,
"Choc'lates are great - see how many I ate! Hmmm... Truffles, he loves me, Orange, he loves me not..."
By the end of the song, multiple chocolates wrappers testify to the disappearance of all the candy... but the appearance of a stomach ache!
Here is the Middle C version for beginners:
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
To make an accompaniment for this song, try broken chords (C-E-G, G-B-D, etc.) or even "Oom-pah-pah" chords, which will match nicely with the three beats per measure.
On my pages Mary Had a Little Lamb and also Free Lead Sheets, I have lots of detailed examples of how to turn piano chord symbols into an accompaniment for a melody.
I show you how to start with a triad or even a 2-note chord shape, and gradually make your left hand fancier and fancier.
No pianist should be without this skill!
Enjoy this easy little song for February 14th, about enduring love... for CHOCOLATE.
The links to the piano music:
Download "Chocolate Romance" for Elementary piano
Download "Chocolate Romance" for beginners in Middle C position
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