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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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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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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
Ultimate Music Theory Pack for Kids | Flashcards/Games

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2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · 4th Grade · Homeschool · Sheet Music

Baa Baa, Black Sheep | Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB & Notation)

Baa Baa Black Sheep, one of the most popular English nursery rhyme with pop culture and literature using it as a metaphor and allusion, is a nursery rhyme written in a trochaic meter to make it easy for younger children to master. It was first printed in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book and was published in 1744. Its next surviving printing was published in 1765 in Mother Goose’s Melody with a little revision made to the last line, which was written as, “But none for the little boy who cries in the lane.”

Several theories have been presented regarding the meaning behind Baa Baa Black Sheep. Among these theories was the one suggested by Katherine Elwes Thomas, which states that the song is a complaint against taxes levied on the Medieval English wool trade. Another theory suggests that it is about the slave trade in the southern United States. With no historical evidence presented that supports claims over political correctness, a book titled Understanding Children’s Play suggests an explanation behind the lyrics stating that the wool of the black sheep may have been prized more as it could be made into dark cloth without the use of dyes.

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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Baa Baa, Black Sheep | Beginner Guitar Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep’

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full!

One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

Baa, baa, white sheep,
have you any wool?
yes sir, yes sir,
three needles full.

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.

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

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1st Grade · 2nd Grade · Homeschool · Kindergarten · Sheet Music

All the Pretty Little Horses | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

All the Pretty Little Horses is a traditional American lullaby which is very popular especially among mothers and caretakers who sing their babies to sleep with this simple but beautiful melody. The exact story of how the song was created has not been identified, but it is commonly believed to be of African-American origin.

The song has inspired numerous renditions and adaptations throughout the years including those from Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Loggins, Charlotte Church and Peter, Paul and Mary. It has also been referenced in several literary works such as Cormac McCarthy’s 1992 novel All The Pretty Horses which received many awards and accolades.

This sheet music is professionally arranged for the beginning piano student by the MakingMusicFun.net staff. You’ll be able to preview and print 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, as well as music flashcards, worksheets, and games. With hundreds 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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All the Pretty Little Horses | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘All the Pretty Little Horses’

Hush-a-bye, Don’t you cry
Go to sleep, my little baby
When you wake, you shall have
All the pretty little horses
Dapples and grays, blacks and bays
All the pretty little horses
Hush-a-bye, Don’t you cry
Go to sleep little baby
When you wake, you shall have
All the pretty little horses
Dapples and grays, blacks and bays
All the pretty little horses

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)
Monster-Themed Musical Spelling Bee | Free Note Name Worksheet (Treble Clef)
Musical Spelling Bee | Free Note Name Worksheet (Treble Clef)
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1st Grade · 2nd Grade · 3rd Grade · Homeschool · Kindergarten · Sheet Music

Bible Songs for Kids | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Why Should You Teach Bible Songs for Kids?

They say that singing is praying twice. That’s why teaching your little ones Bible songs for kids is a great way for them to learn about and internalize their faith. It’s also a good way to introduce them to the art and beauty of worship. Instead of just having them recite Bible verses and stories from memory, Bible songs can provide them with a way for them to understand and relate to what they are learning.

Children enjoy music and repetition. If you have a child, just think about the times when they have asked you to sing, “The Wheels On The Bus,” “Johnny, Johnny,” or “Baby Shark,” over and over again.  Sometimes it can make you crazy. However, kids love the repetition, and if you put something worth learning in front of them they stand to gain so much.

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Below is a collection of links to Bible songs for the beginning piano student. They’ll provide plenty of opportunities for your kids to learn things of lifelong value. Click on the links below to print the sheet music.

Amazing Grace for Piano
The B-I-B-L-E for Piano Solo | Bible Song
Do Lord for Piano Solo | Bible Song
God Is So Good for Piano
Hallelu, Hallelu for Piano Solo | Bible Song
He’s Got the Whole World for Piano Solo | Bible Song
It Is Well with My Soul for Piano
I’ve Got Peace Like a River for Piano Solo | Hymn
Jesus Loves Me for Piano Solo | Bible Song
Kum Ba Yah for Piano Solo | Bible Song
Oh, How I Love Jesus for Piano
Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow for Piano
This Little Light of Mine for Piano Solo | Bible Song
Who Built the Ark? for Piano Solo | Bible Song

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4th Grade · 5th Grade · 6th Grade · Homeschool · Sheet Music

Blackbeard’s Ghost | Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music

If you ignore all the pillaging an plundering, pirates are pretty fun, and always a hit with kids. They enjoy the many games, toys, movies, and cartoons, so adding pirate-themed piano music should be a great way to encourage piano practice.

This pirate-themed sheet music is written for the beginning and advancing piano student, and is rich with wonderful colors and challenges, while always remaining very playable. Click the links to preview the sheet music. Each arrangement has recording to listen to, and is available to print instantly. MakingMusicFun.net has a subscription program – MMF Unlimited –  that allows you to get all the sheet music on the website for $24.95 per year. With more hundred’s of resources for the elementary music students on this site, is a great way to start music lessons more affordable.

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Blackbeard’s Ghost for Beginner Piano keeps the young piano student in the same hand position from the first note to the last. There’s a mp3 file on the site that you can encourage the student to practice with. Just right click on the player and download it to your desktop. With a little practice they’ll get the hand of it, and  love playing this piece over and over again.

Blackbeard’s Ghost for Beginner Piano

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Blackbeard’s Ghost for Easy Piano is an energetic and colorful arrangement with lots of opportunities for growth while remaining very playable for students with 4+ years for experience. There’s a mp3 file on the site that you can encourage the student to practice with. Just right click on the player and download it to your desktop.

Blackbeard’s Ghost for Easy Piano

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