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Cinderella (Dressed in Yella) | Beginner Piano Sheet Music (PDF)

Cinderella (Dressed in Yella) is a popular rhyme used by kids as a skipping rope or jump rope song. The rhyme began to spread around playgrounds in 1968 after the release of the pop song “Cinderella Rockafella” by Esther and Abi Ofarim. It is possibly the most well known jump rope rhyme of all time.

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Cinderella (Dressed in Yella) | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Cinderella (Dressed in Yella)’

Cinderella dressed in yella,
Went upstairs to kiss her fella.
By mistake she kissed a snake,
How many doctors will it take?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.

Cinderella dressed in blue,
Went upstairs to tie her shoe,
By mistake she tied a knot,
How many knots will she make?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.

Cinderella dressed in green,
Went downtown to buy a ring,
By mistake she bought a fake,
How many days before it breaks?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.

The counting continues as long as the jumper doesn’t miss a jump.

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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.

CodeBreaker! | Free Note Name Worksheet (Bass Clef)
Name That Tune! | Free Note Name Worksheet (Treble Clef)
Name That Tune! | Free Note Name Worksheet (Bass Clef)

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Moses and the Ten Commandments – Free Color-by-Note Worksheet

This free color-by-note simple rhythms worksheet is designed to help young music students drill the whole note, half note, quarter note, whole rest, half rest and quarter rest. Grab your crayons. Let’s have some fun!

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Moses and the Ten Commandments – Free Color-by-Note Worksheet

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Crayons Needed
Brown, Red, Skin Color, Light Gray, Purple, Light Blue

Note to Parents
If you’ve discovered a music theory worksheet that you’d like to share with your kids on this blog, but you’re not quite sure about about rhythms, rests, and note names – don’t worry. Here’s a link that will help:

How to Read Music Made Easy | Beginner’s Guide

About ‘Moses and the Ten Commandments’

God spoke the Ten Commandments to Moses in His own voice and wrote it on two tablets of stone by God’s very own finger. God gave these laws to Moses and the people on Mount Sinai. These commandments are the first part of God’s law system, where it summarized the hundreds of laws found in the Old Testament. It offers the basic rules of behavior for spiritual and moral living. One day, Moses destroyed the tablets out of his anger — a symbol of God’s laws being broken in the hearts His people and a reminder that we should always be careful of righteous anger that it does not lead us to sin. God then made Moses create new ones like the ones He had written himself.

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Singing with a Sub | Sub Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom

This highly-rated packet includes substitute lesson plans for the elementary music classroom. They are ready-to-use lesson plans that can even be used by subs with  no musical experience. This packet includes sub plans for approximately two weeks – depending on the number of times you see your students each week.

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Singing with a Sub | Sub Plans for the Elementary Music Classroom

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Contents

13 Lesson Plans 3 for Kindergarten, 4 for First Grade, 4 for Second Grade, 5 for Third Grade, 4 for Fourth Grade, and 5 for Fifth Grade with each lesson plan stating objectives, materials needed, and national music standards that will be met.

Format: Lesson plans are delivered in PDF format and in an editable Word document.

Lesson Titles: “Apple Tree Stations,” “Be a Composer,” “Carnival of the Animals,” “Instrument Stations,” “Music Fortune Teller,” “My Favorite Piece of Music,” “Nutcracker Comparison,” “Speak, Sing, and Dance,” “Elephants and Lions,” “Jazz Fly,” “Star-Spangled Banner,” and “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.”

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet (PDF)

This free color-by-note simple rhythms worksheet is designed to help young music students drill the whole note, half note, quarter note, whole rest, half rest and quarter rest. Grab your crayons. Let’s have some fun!

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet (PDF)

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Crayons Needed
Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow, and Blue

Note to Parents
If you’ve discovered a music theory worksheet that you’d like to share with your kids on this blog, but you’re not quite sure about about rhythms, rests, and note names – don’t worry. Here’s a link that will help:

How to Read Music Made Easy | Beginner’s Guide

About ‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a Christian child’s prayer. Children’s prayers are typically short, rhyming, or have a memorable tune. Many of these prayers are either quotes from the Bible, or set of traditional texts. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a bedtime prayer that is recited before going to sleep.

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Harry Potter | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet (PDF)

This free color-by-note simple rhythms worksheet is designed to help young music students drill the whole note, half note, quarter note, whole rest, half rest and quarter rest. Grab your crayons. Let’s have some fun!

Print Music Theory Worksheet

Harry Potter | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet (PDF)

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Crayons Needed
Black, Red, Orange, Brown, Yellow, and Pink

Note to Parents
If you’ve discovered a music theory worksheet that you’d like to share with your kids on this blog, but you’re not quite sure about about rhythms, rests, and note names – don’t worry. Here’s a link that will help:

How to Read Music Made Easy | Beginner’s Guide

 

About Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter is fantasy series novel written by British author, J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter follows the life of a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday when he receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy.

The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) is the first novel in the Harry Potter series. In 1998, it was published in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and won numerous book awards in the United States and Britain. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone also reached a top rank on the New York Times list for best-selling fiction. Harry Potter books have been translated into eighty languages and have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, making them the best-selling book series in history.

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Music for Little Mozarts | iPad App Review
Carnegie Hall Park (Matchbox Parking) | Music Theory Board Game

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5 Free Music Lesson Plans for Steady Beat

One of the most important musical concepts that a child must learn is keeping a steady beat. It is a fundamental aspect that is often not given the emphasis it deserves.

What is Steady Beat? Is it the same as Rhythm?

Steady beat (or simply referred to as the beat) is the underlying continuous, even, and repetitive pulse that you feel in a song, rhyme, chant or any piece of music. It remains the same throughout, much like the ticking of a clock.

Most people think that beat and rhythm are the same. However, they are two very different things. In a song, the beat is what we usually feel like clapping our hands, snapping our fingers or tapping our feet to. The rhythm, on the other hand, would be the combination of the short and long sounds of the notes as well as the absence of sound (rests) that occur throughout the music. The lyrics of a song tell us the rhythm by the way the words are arranged.

Why is it important to learn Steady beat?

Humans experience steady beat early on in life. From the moment we were in our mother’s womb, we felt and heard the steady beating of her heart and of our own heart. We are created to respond to a steady beat.

However, even though we have been constantly exposed to steady beat even before we were born, consciously being able to recognize and demonstrate it is not something that happens without practice. That’s why teaching young learners about steady beat early on can be highly beneficial for them. There are many advantages to helping them have a good grasp of this concept, not only in music but in other areas of their life as well.

  1. It helps them develop lower body competency. It also helps them with their sense of coordination and equilibrium. Being able to keep a steady beat in their legs and feet can help a child walk, skip, run or jump easily as well as prepare them for sports activities such as dribbling or shooting a basketball, or other things like dancing.
  2. Aside from their gross motor skills, a child’s fine motor skills (the ability to use a scissor, a whisk, a hammer or any tool in the future) is also enhanced with steady beat competency.
  3. Steady beat can help a child with their reading and language abilities because it teaches them to have a smooth cadence.
  4. Studies have shown that even a child’s math skills can benefit from having the ability to keep a steady beat.

How do I teach kids about Steady Beat?

There are many ways that a child can learn to practice steady beat. It can be taught through aural, visual, and kinesthetic methods. Allowing the kids to see, hear, feel, and move with the beat through various activities makes it possible for everyone to experience steady beat in whatever way they learn best.

Here’s a collection of 5 Music Lesson Plans for Steady Beat that’s jam-packed with fun ideas that can be used in the elementary music classroom. Each one offers instructions for a fully-scripted lesson which teachers who are just starting out may find very helpful because they can simply try doing the lessons as they are written. However, it can also be used as a starting point which more experienced teachers can modify to suit their needs. Keep reading to learn more about these lessons for steady beat.

Entry Kentry | Free Music Lesson Plan

This fast-paced passing game aims to help students demonstrate an ability to keep a steady beat and also enhances their coordination skills.

Little Sally Walker | Free Music Lesson Plan

This is a singing game where students fulfill the first standard in the National Standards for Music by singing alone (and with others) a varied repertoire of music. It is a fun way to develop the ability to follow instructions and introduce the concept of steady beat for kids in elementary grades K-2 through a simple game.

Jump the Hoop | Free Music Lesson Plan

Children can demonstrate their grasp of steady beat through this team-based movement activity. This session also helps them listen to, analyze, and describe music– which is the 6th standard in the National Standards for Music.

Touchdown | Free Music Lesson Plan

This lesson gets students moving and jumping around as they develop their skills in steady beat as well as math. It’s a creative way to engage the students in arithmetic and musical concepts through kinesthetics.

The Wee Little Scare | Free Music Lesson Plan

This music class incorporates the use of a jump rope (a definite favorite among kids), a chant, and a contest to teach kids how to keep a steady beat. Students will get the hands-on opportunity to make music with Orff arrangement, and the activity brings out their naturally competitive nature in an entertaining and educational way.

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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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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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