Piano & keyboard songs for kids


This method is something I came up with many years ago when I started working with younger kids, but it's such a natural way of making sheet music easier so obviously I'm not the only one who has thought of it. The idea is simply to cut out the letters from "White keys on a piano" (found under "Misc.") and put them on your piano/keyboard (I recommend using transparent scotch tape), which along with the SM+ and E papers makes it possible for kids to learn songs without knowing how to read sheet music. If you don't know where to put the letters you can also find "One octave" under "Misc.", which you also can use when teaching them sharps and flats (i.e. D# in Fur Elise). I may add new songs a little now and then on page 2 (not alphabetized though). Ps. about half of the songs are Swedish.

SM is sheet music, SM+ is sheet music with letters below and E is big letters without sheet music. For children 6-10 years, I laminate one side with SM+ and the other with E. The youngest often prefer E since it's less complicated and easier on the eyes, the only thing you need to know is that ring means a bassnote and arrow means you play that tone one octave to the left/right (e.g. next G). Just click the icons and the papers pop up in a new window ready to be printed. If you don't have a program to open .pdf files with, you can click here for a safe AR download.

Song SM SM+ E S
Ba, Ba, Vita Lamm
Bjornen Sover
Blinka Lilla Stjarna (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Crazy Frog (Axel F)  
Deck The Halls
Du Gamla, Du Fria  
Feet (Hand 1)
Feet (Hand 2)
Fur Elise  
Hjulen Pa Bussen (The Wheels On The Bus)
Idas Sommarvisa
Imse Vimse Spindel (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Ja Ma Hon Leva
Kalle Johansson
Lille Katt
Manaderna (Beethoven - Symphony No. 9)
Mary Har Ett Litet Lamm (Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Morning Song
Mr. Bean  
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Per Olssons Bonnagard (Old MacDonald had a farm)