1st Grade · 2nd Grade · Music Worksheets · Sheet Music

Jingle Bells Boogie | Free Beginner Clarinet Sheet Music with Piano

The Jingle Bells, originally entitled “One Horse Open Sleigh”, was written by James Lord Pierpont in the autumn of 1857. The song was intended for the Thanksgiving season and has no connection to Christmas. However, in the same year it was released, it was performed on Washington Street in Boston, and since then it was associated with Christmas music and holiday season in general decades.

The word Jingle in the title and opening phrase of the song was noted by a music historian James Fuld as an imperative verb. It was common to adorn horses’ harness with straps bearing bells in the winter in New England in pre-automobile days, as a way to avoid collision blind intersections, since a horse-drawn sleigh in snow makes almost no noise. The rhythm of the song mimics of a trotting horse’s bells. Jingle Bells is commonly taken to mean a certain kind of bell.

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Jingle Bells Boogie | Free Beginner Clarinet Sheet Music with Piano

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Lyrics for Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Through the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.
Jingle bells, jing-jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, brruup
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Through the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

About the Composer of Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont was born on April 25, 1822 in Boston Massachusetts, he was best known for writing and composing Jingle Bells, which became synonymous with the Christmas holiday and is one of the most performed and most recognizable songs in the world. Jingle Bells was in the top 25 of the most recorded songs in the history from 1890 to 1954. In recognition of the success of Pierpont’s composition, he was elected into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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Uncategorized · Music Worksheets · 6th Grade · Sheet Music · Homeschool

Russian Sailor’s Dance (Glière) | Easy Guitar Sheet Music (PDF)

Russian Sailor’s Dance is a Russian folk song more commonly called Yablochko in its native language. The word Yablochko literally means “little apple” and it is of chastushka song and dance. The song became well-known when its choreographed version appeared in the 1927 Reinhold Glière’s ballet production “The Red Poppy”. The English version of the song’s title was developed when it caught on in the West. Although the title has the word apple in it, the song itself has nothing to do with it. Instead, the verses of the song referred to the political issues that were rampant at the time.

The Red Poppy or sometimes referred to as The Red Flower, of which Russian Sailor’s Dance was part of, is a ballet in three acts and eight tableaux with an apotheosis. It was the first Soviet ballet with a modern revolutionary theme. The musical was about Russian sailors, particularly its captain, who rescued overworked Coolies from its harbormaster. A certain woman witnessed this act of kindness and gave the captain a red poppy as a symbol of her love, thus its title. It was also because of this musical that Glière became a recognized composer. Due to the song’s popularity, several Soviet dance troupes include it in their repertoire.

This digital print sheet music edition of Russian Sailor’s Dance is arranged for the advancing music student with at least two years of lessons. It’s a two-page arrangement that features traditional notation and tablature, and there’s an mp3 file on the site that students can listen to as they practice.

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Russian Sailor’s Dance | Easy Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

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Need help learning your rhythms?

Most beginning guitar students are still working learning the value of basic rhythms, so I’m including several links to helpful printable music theory worksheets, flashcards, and games. Learning rhythms will help your students feel confident, and learn the music they want to play far more quickly.

It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet One (Whole/Half/Quarter)
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Two (Half/Quarter/Eighth)
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Three (Whole/Dotted Half/Half)
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Four (Dotted Quarter/Quarter/Eighth)
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Five (Quarter/Eighth/Sixteenth)

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5th Grade · 6th Grade · Sheet Music

Minuet in G by Bach | Free Easy Guitar Solo (Notation/TAB)

The Minuet in G is attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, a German composer and musician of the Baroque Period — a period or style of Western Art Music composed from approximately 1600-1750.

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in Eisenech, Thuringia, Germany. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the director of the town musicians, and all of his uncles were professional musicians. His father probably taught him to play the violin and harpsichord, and his brother Johan Cristoph Bach taught him the clavichord and exposed him to a considerable amount of contemporary music. Johann Sebastian Bach is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.

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Minuet in G by Bach | Free Easy Guitar Solo (Notation/TAB)

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6th Grade · Homeschool · Music Worksheets · Sheet Music · Uncategorized

Maple Leaf Rag | Easy Guitar Sheet Music (TAB & Notation)

Maple Leaf Rag earned Scott Joplin the title, “King of Ragtime.” The piece was so remarkable, in fact, that it became the model for ragtime compositions in the years following. Joplin rose to popularity due to the success of this piece and profited greatly from it. It has become one of his most popular works of all time recorded by several well-known artists.

The song’s roots can be traced back to Sedalia, Missouri where Joplin arrived as a touring musician in 1894 and stayed at the residence of Arthur Marshall who would later become a ragtime composer in his own right. He performed in major clubs and dance halls in Sedalia and performed Maple Leaf Rag in one of those performances. Among the many clubs that Joplin performed in was Maple Leaf Club and many speculated that the title of the piece was named after it. What made the song remarkable is the fact that the entirety of the song is played by only one person in the piano. One has to have very good left-hand coordination to perform the piece and the complexity of it was delivered exquisitely by Joplin with careful coordination.

The publication of Maple Leaf Rag is yet to be known but it was speculated that the published date was between August 10 and September 20, 1899, when the United States Copyright Office received a copy of the song. It was also at August 10,1899 that Joplin made a deal with John Stillwell Stark that earned him $0.01 royalty on all sales of the piece, with the minimum sales price of $0.25.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Maple Leaf Rag | Easy Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

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Need help learning your note names?

Many beginning guitar students are still learning their note names and rhythms, so I’m including links to music theory worksheets, games and flashcards that will help. You can print every resource on this list instantly, and several are free.

Musical Spelling Bee | Free Note Name Worksheet (Treble Clef)
I Thought That I Was Crazy | Treble Clef Note Names
Let’s Crossword | Free Treble Clef Note Name Worksheet
Let’s Crossword | Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet
CodeMaker! Note Name Worksheet | Treble Clef

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1st Grade · 2nd Grade · Sheet Music

What Child Is This? | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

What Child Is This? is a Christmas carol composed by Bristol-born writer William Chatterton Dix who worked as an insurance company manager. Dix had gone through a life-changing spiritual experience when he became afflicted by a serious illness that brought him to the brink of death. During the period of his recovery, he became inspired to write the words to several hymns including the ones for this particular song as well as other popular songs likeAs with Gladness Men of Old and Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!

The song takes its lyrics from a poem Dix wrote in 1865 called “The Manger Throne”, which has the alternate title of “Like Silver Lamps In A Distant Shrine”. It is set to the tune of the traditional English folk song called Greensleeves. This soulful and beautiful melody has been a part of the English folk tradition since the 16th century. John Stainer provided the arrangement and included the song in his and Henry Ramsden Bramley’s first series of Christmas Carols New and Old in 1871.

The context of the song revolves around the “Adoration of the Shepherds” who were present during the birth of Jesus. The first and second verses refer to the rhetorical questions which the shepherds may have been thinking to themselves when they visited him, while the rest of the song also provides the responses to these questions. The final verse is a universal appeal to the audience, encouraging them to accept Christ.

It is interesting to note, however, that despite the fact that What Child Is This? was written in Great Britain, the song has gained more popularity in the United States today compared to the place where it originated from.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Lyrics for ‘What Child Is This?’

[Version from Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871]

1. What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

2. Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

3. So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

[Version 2]

1. What Child is this, who laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?

(Refrain)
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, Haste, to bring him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

2. Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading. (Refrain)

3. So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh
Come peasant, King to own Him;
The King of Kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone him. (Refrain)

Need help learning your note names?

Most beginning piano students are still working on their note names, rhythmic values, and music terms, so I’m including a few links to helpful music theory worksheets, games, and flashcards. All of them are printable resources, and a few of them are free.

Color That Note! | Free Note Name Worksheet | Treble Clef – C Position
Let’s Crossword | Bass Clef Note Name Worksheet
Maestro Owl™ | Printable Music Flash Cards

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1st Grade · 2nd Grade · Sheet Music

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow is one of the most well-known doxologies in the English language. A doxology is a short hymnal praise to God sung in different forms of worship. It consists only of one verse with four lines. This type of music is considered to be the most sung hymn compared to any other Christian music.

However, although the hymn Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow might be known worldwide, only a few know the origin of the song.

The song is also sometimes known as The Common Doxology (or simply The Doxology). It was written by Thomas Ken, an Anglican Bishop widely regarded as one of the fathers of English hymns. He wrote it in 1674 for his students when he became a chaplain at Winchester College (an all-boys school), to mark the passages of their days with the purpose of motivating them with their devotions. Ken was an Anglican priest who was orphaned at an early age. He served as a Rector to several parishes and became a chaplain for Princess Mary and later on, for the British Fleet. Thomas Ken has composed a number of poems and a book of prayers as well.

The doxology Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow that we sing today is actually the closing stanza to three longer hymns (“Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun,” “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night,” and “My God, I Now from Sleep Awake”) which was also written by Thomas Ken.

For many years since the time it was written, this song has evolved from being a motivational song for students to a form of worship and Christian household tradition but still remains a song that expresses the beauty of the Holy Trinity. Several Christian denominations have adopted changes to the original composition to promote inclusivity of language, making way to various versions of the song.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and printed the arrangement instantly and use the digital recording for practicing. To make music lessons more affordable, MakingMusicFun.net features MMF Unlimited ($24.95 per year), a subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to their complete library of sheet music arrangements like this one, music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students and teachers on this site, it’s a smart choice for parents of young musicians.

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Lyrics for ‘Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow’

Praise God from whom all Blessings flow,
Praise him all Creatures here below,
Praise him above, ye Heavenly Host.

[United Church of Christ Version]

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One.

[Unitarian Universalism Adaptation]

“From all that dwell below the skies
let songs of hope and faith arise;
let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
through every land, by every tongue.”

Need help learning your note names?

Most beginning piano students are still working on their note names, rhythmic values, and music terms, so I’m including a few links to helpful music theory worksheets, games and flashcards. All of them are printable resources, and a few of them are free.

Color-by-Note | Free Note Name Worksheet Bundle (Treble Clef)
CodeBreaker! | Free Note Name Worksheet (Bass Clef)
Maestro Owl™ | Printable Music Flash Cards

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3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · Homeschool · Music Worksheets · Sheet Music

Jack Be Nimble | Free Mother Goose Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

An English nursery rhyme by Mother Goose, Jack Be Nimble has been around since the mid-nineteenth century where the rhyme was first collected in a manuscript and then recorded by James Orchard Halliwell in his English Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales collection.

The song talks about Jack jumping over a candlestick. Due to the brevity of the lyrics, the rhyme cannot be furthered analyzed. However, there are at least three theories that explain its origin but the most likely explanation of the rhyme is the tradition of candle jumping as a way of divining the future.

The practice is said to be a sport and a form of fortune telling. Since the 1600s, jumping over candlesticks or “Candle-leaping” as they call it was quite popular at markets and fairs in England particularly in Buckinghamshire. It was believed that jumping over a lit candlestick without extinguishing the flame would bring good luck.

The song and some variations of it have been featured in various songs including Snoop Dogg’s “My Medicine” and Chubby Checker’s “Limbo Rock.”

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Jack Be Nimble | Free Mother Goose Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

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Lyrics for ‘Jack Be Nimble’

Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over the candlestick.

Jack jump high,
Jack jump low,
Jack jumped over and burned his toe.

Alternate Lyrics for ‘Jack Be Nimble’

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble, Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!
Jack fly up into the sky

Skipping skipping like a kite
Bouncing bouncing with delight
Every leap is leaping right

Jack is happy, Jack is spry
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!
Jack fly up into the sky

Skipping skipping like a kite
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jump jump Jack jump!
Jack is happy, Jack is spry
Every leap is leaping right
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jump!

Jack be nimble, Jack be light
Way way up into the sky
Tumbles up and touches down
Landing like a butterfly
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!

Jack fly up into the sky
Jump jump Jack jump!

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble, Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble, Jack jump high!
Jack fly up into the sky

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick

Need help learning your rhythms?

Most beginning guitar students are still working learning the value of basic rhythms, so I’m including several links to helpful printable music theory worksheets, flashcards, and games. Learning rhythms will help your students feel confident, and learn the music they want to play far more quickly.

Carnegie Hall Park™ | Music Theory Board Game
Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Board Game
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