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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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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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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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God Is So Good | Free Easy Recorder Sheet Music

Looking for sheet music for beginning recorder students? Here’s an arrangement for God Is So Good. I’ve also included links to more sheet music arrangements below the sheet music image. If this is your students first experience playing recorder, the Introduction to the Recorder is a good place to start.

Free Recorder Sheet Music

God Is So Good | Free Easy Recorder Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘God Is So Good’

Here’s a collection of the many verses out there for God Is So Good. I think I found all of them.
God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
He’s so good to me.

He cares for me,
He cares for me,
He cares for me,
He’s so good to me.

God answers prayer,
God answers prayer,
God answers prayer,
He’s so good to me.

I love Him so,
I love Him so,
I love Him so,
He’s so good to me.

I praise His Name,
I praise His Name,
I praise His Name,
He’s so good to me.

I’ll do His will,
I’ll do His will,
I’ll do His will,
He’s so good to me.

He saves my soul,
He saves my soul,
He saves my soul,
He’s so good to me.

Now I am free,
Now I am free,
Now I am free,
He’s so good to me.

More Free Recorder Sheet Music

Introduction to the Recorder (3 Exercises)
Au Clair de la Lune for Recorder (Three Notes)
God Is So Good for Recorder (Five Notes)
Hot Cross Buns for Recorder (Three Notes)
How I Love My Horsey for Recorder (Five Notes)
Jingle Bells for Recorder (Five Notes)
Ode to Joy for Recorder (Five Notes)
Old MacDonald for Recorder (Five Notes)
When the Saints Go Marching In for Recorder (Five Notes)

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Guitar Sheet Music with TAB | Beginner and Easy

Looking for beginner, easy or intermediate sheet music for guitar solo? Here’s a great list to start with. Many of the pieces on this list link to PDF’s of guitar sheet music with tabs. You’ll have a chance to read TAB notation or dive into reading traditional notion if you like. Some of the sites also include an mp3 so you can listen to the arrangement before you print it. The mp3 will also be helpful as you learn the piece.

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Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (Free and Paid)

A Tisket A Tasket | Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
Bingo | Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
Doctor Foster | Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Do Your Ears Hang Low? | Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
The First Noël | Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
Frère Jacques | French Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
God Is So Good | Bible Song for Guitar (TAB)
Hickory Dickory Dock | Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Hot Cross Buns | English Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
Humpty Dumpty | Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Happy Birthday by Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill for Guitar (TAB)
Jesus Loves Me Bible Song for Guitar (TAB)
Jesus Loves The Little Children Bible Song for Guitar (TAB)
Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont for Guitar (TAB)
Lavender Blue English Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
London Bridge is Falling Down for Guitar (TAB)
Mary Had a Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven (Ninth Symphony) for Guitar (TAB)
Old MacDonald Had A Farm Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
One Elephant | Counting Song for Guitar (TAB)
On Top of Old Smoky for Guitar (TAB)
Rain, Rain, Go Away Nursery Rhyme for Guitar
Row, Row, Row Your Boat Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Short’nin’ Bread for Guitar (TAB)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game for Guitar (TAB)
This Old Man Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
We Three Kings | Traditional for Guitar (TAB)
Yankee Doodle for Guitar (TAB)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)
Yankee Doodle for Guitar (TAB)
The Wheels on the Bus Nursery Rhyme for Guitar (TAB)

 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music (Free and Paid)

Amazing Grace for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Au Clair De La Lune for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Auld Lang Syne for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Banana Man for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Beethoven’s Fifth (Beethoven) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Canon in D (Pachelbel) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Clair de Lune (Debussy) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Do Your Ears Hang Low? for Guitar Solo
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Für Elise (Beethoven) for Guitar Solo
Greensleeves for Guitar Solo
Jingle Bells Boogie (Pierpont/Fling) for Guitar Solo
Joy to the World (Handel) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
La Bamba (Richie Valens) for Guitar Solo
Love Me Tender for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
On Top of Old Smoky for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Oh Susannah for Guitar Solo  (Tab)
Prelude In D Major (Carcassi) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Rockin’ Robin (Leon René) for Guitar Solo
Scarborough Fair for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Skip To My Lou for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Spring (Four Seasons) (Vivaldi) for Guitar Solo
Streets Of Laredo for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky) for Guitar Solo
Trumpet Voluntary for Guitar Solo (Tab)
Water Music (Handel) for Guitar Solo (Tab)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas for Guitar Solo (Tab)

Intermediate Guitar Sheet Music (Free and Paid)

Angels We Have Heard on High for Jazz Guitar Solo
Canon in D (Pachelbel) for Guitar Solo
Carol of the Bells (Leontovych) for Guitar Solo
Country Dance (Carulli)
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) for Guitar Solo
Minuet in G (Bach) for Guitar Solo
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) for Guitar Solo

Tips on Learning to Read Music

1)  Learn the Note Names
If you have a good ear you might be able to figure out how to play songs, but if you’re interested in really growing as a guitar player it’s going to take some time sitting down with flash cards or labeling the notes of your music to be a good reader. Basically, find ways to drill your note names until they are very familiar to you.

2) Avoid Looking at the Fretboard
You may be used to looking at the fretboard as you play music. If you are it’s time to break that habit and form another one that will help you be a great sight reader. Work very hard to keep your eyes on the sheet music. You probably already know what you need to do with your left hand. It’s just a matter of moving your eyes to the sheet music and stay committed to developing this good habit. In a few weeks it will be second nature and you’ll be on your way to being a far better guitarist.

3) Practice Sightreading
Buy an easy book of guitar music or find easy pieces online like the ones above that provide a chance to sight read new music. Read one of these new pieces every day. Read it top to bottom two or three times and then move on to the next piece tomorrow. The more music you can put in front of yourself the better sight reader you will be. It will also be far less difficult to learn new pieces at your level.

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Free Beginner Sheet Music | Piano, Guitar and Band/Strings Solos

As the calendar turns to September, band, orchestra, and piano teachers are likely welcoming brand new musicians. It’s exciting to guide young students as they learn a new instrument– they bring fresh enthusiasm, and there are lots of accomplishments and firsts to celebrate. The role also comes with a bit of pressure, as your choices could influence whether these lessons spark lifelong musical enjoyment or turn into a short-lived pursuit.

Lots of different factors can make or break an early musical experience, and many are out of the teacher’s control. The choice of music, however, is one aspect teachers can control, and this factor can greatly impact students’ attitudes about their new instrument. Whether they are plunking away at the piano or coaxing blasts from a trumpet, they will gain great encouragement by playing songs they know and recognize. It’s important that such pieces be designed for beginners, though, as too much frustration can quickly dampen a beginner’s enthusiasm.

Below you’ll find a library of free music for beginning piano, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and guitar. Many of these arrangements are expertly leveled for beginners, and others are leveled at easy, just a bit more advanced. so that new musicians will enjoy challenge and success. With an array of free music choices, from classics to nursery rhymes to hymns, there are plenty of options to connect kids with songs they’ll enjoy.

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Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
Minuet in G for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Musette in D for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonatina for Piano Solo by Muzio Clementi
Trumpet Tune for Piano Solo by Jeremiah Clarke
All the Pretty Little Horses for Piano Solo | Lullaby
All Through the Night for Piano Solo | Welsh Lullaby
Amazing Grace for Piano Solo | Traditional
Au Clair de la Lune for Piano Solo | Traditional
Beriozka (The Birch Tree) for Piano Solo | Russian
Bingo for Piano Solo | Traditional
Do You Know the Muffin Man? for Piano Solo | English Rhyme
Do Your Ears Hang Low? for Piano Solo | Traditional
The Farmer in the Dell for Piano Solo | Traditional
Frère Jacques for Piano Solo | Traditional
Go Tell Aunt Rhodie for Piano Solo | Traditional
Happy Birthday for Piano Solo by Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Hot Cross Buns for Piano Solo | Traditional
It Is Well with My Soul for Piano Solo by Bliss/Spafford
Itsy Bitsy Spider for Piano Solo | Danish
Little Green Frog (Galumph) for Piano Solo | Traditional
London Bridge for Piano Solo | Traditional
The Old Gray Mare for Piano Solo | Traditional
Old MacDonald for Piano Solo | Traditional
On the Bridge of Avignon for Piano Solo | French
Mexican Hat Dance for Piano Solo | Traditional
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater for Piano Solo | Traditional
Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow for Piano Solo by Bourgeois/Ken
Row, Row, Row Your Boat for Piano Solo | Traditional
Skip to My Lou for Piano Solo | American Frontier Song
Sweetly Sings the Donkey for Piano Solo | Traditional
We Love You America for Piano Solo by Andrew Fling
Yankee Doodle for Piano Solo | Traditional

Free Beginner & Easy Flute Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie for Flute Solo by Fling (Beginner)
Ode to Joy for Flute Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven (Beginner)
Carol of the Bells for Flute Solo by Leontovych
Catch the Villain for Flute Solo by Andrew Fling
The Entertainer for Flute Solo by Scott Joplin
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Flute Solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Für Elise for Flute Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven
In the Hall of the Mountain King for Flute Solo by Edvard Grieg
Kerry Dance for Flute Solo | Irish Folksong
The Minstrel Boy for Flute Solo/Irish Patriotic Song
Scarborough Fair for Flute Solo/Traditional English
Triumphal March (Aida) for Flute Solo by Giuseppi Verdi

Free Beginner & Easy Clarinet Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie for Clarinet Solo by Andrew Fling (Beginner)
Ode to Joy for Clarinet Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven (Beginner)
Catch the Villain for Clarinet Solo by Andrew Fling
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Clarinet Solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Entertainer for Clarinet Solo by Scott Joplin
Funeral March of a Marionette for Clarinet Solo by Charles-Francois Gounod
Für Elise for Clarinet Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven
In the Hall of the Mountain King for Clarinet Solo by Edvard Grieg
The Kerry Dance for Clarinet Solo | Irish
Le Carrousel for Clarinet Solo by Andrew Fling
March Slav for Clarinet Solo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Minstrel Boy for Clarinet Solo | Irish Patriotic
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater) for Clarinet Solo by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Scarborough Fair for Clarinet Solo | Traditional English
Sleeping Beauty Waltz for Clarinet Solo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for Clarinet Solo by Paul Dukas | Disney’s Fantasia
Triumphal March for Clarinet Solo by Giuseppi Verdi | Aida

Free Beginner & Easy Oboe Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie for Oboe Solo by Fling (Beginner)
Carol of the Bells for Oboe Solo by Leontovych
The Entertainer for Oboe Solo by Joplin

Free Beginner & Easy Saxophone Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie by Andrew Fling for Alto Saxophone Solo (Beginner)
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven for Alto Saxophone Solo (Beginner)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for Alto Saxophone Solo
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin for Alto Saxophone Solo
Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven for Alto Saxophone Solo
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg for Alto Saxophone Solo
Kerry Dance for Alto Saxophone Solo | Irish Folksong
The Minstrel Boy for Alto Saxophone Solo | Irish Patriotic
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater) by Mouret for Alto Saxophone Solo
Scarborough Fair for Alto Saxophone Solo | English
Triumphal March (Aida) by Verdi for Alto Saxophone Solo

Free Beginner & Easy Trumpet Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie for Trumpet Solo by Andrew Fling (Beginner)
Ode to Joy for Trumpet Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven (Beginner)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Trumpet Solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Entertainer for Trumpet Solo by Scott Joplin
Funeral March of a Marionette for Trumpet Solo by Charles-Francois Gounod
In the Hall of the Mountain King for Trumpet Solo by Edvard Grieg
The Kerry Dance for Trumpet Solo | Irish
Le Carrousel for Trumpet Solo by Andrew Fling
The Minstrel Boy for Trumpet Solo | Irish Patriotic Song
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater) for Trumpet Solo by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Scarborough Fair for Trumpet Solo | English Ballad
Sleeping Beauty Waltz for Trumpet Solo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for Trumpet Solo | Disney’s Fantasia
Triumphal March for Trumpet Solo by Giuseppi Verdi | Aida

Free Beginner & Easy Trombone Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie by Andrew Fling for Trombone Solo
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven for Trombone Solo
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for Trombone Solo
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin for Trombone Solo
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg for Trombone Solo
Kerry Dance for Trombone Solo | Irish Folksong
Scarborough Fair for Trombone Solo | English Ballad
Triumphal March from “Aida” by Giuseppi Verdi for Trombone Solo

Free Beginner & Easy Violin Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie by Andrew Fling for Violin Solo (Beginner)
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven for Violin Solo
Carol of the Bells by Leontovych for Violin Solo
Catch the Villain by Andrew Fling for Violin Solo
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for Violin Solo
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin for Violin Solo
Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven for Violin Solo
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Greig for Violin Solo
Kerry Dance for Violin Solo | Irish Folksong
March Slav by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for Violin Solo
The Minstrel Boy for Violin Solo | Irish Patriotic Song
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater) by Jean-Joseph Mouret for Violin Solo
Scarborough Fair for Violin Solo/Traditional English

Free Beginner & Easy Viola Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie for Viola Solo by Andrew Fling (Beginner)
Ode to Joy for Viola Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven (Beginner)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Viola Solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Entertainer for Viola Solo by Scott Joplin
Kerry Dance for Viola Solo | Irish Folksong
March Slav for Viola Solo by Tchaikovsky
Minstrel Boy for Viola Solo | Irish Patriotic Song
Scarborough Fair for Viola Solo | English Ballad

Free Beginner & Easy Cello Sheet Music
Jingle Bells Boogie for Cello Solo by Andrew Fling (Beginner)
Ode to Joy for Cello Solo by Ludwig van Beethoven (Beginner)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Cello Solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Entertainer for Cello Solo by Scott Joplin
In the Hall of the Mountain King for Cello Solo by Edvard Grieg
Kerry Dance for Cello Solo | Irish Folksong
March Slav for Cello Solo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Minstrel Boy for Cello Solo | Irish Patriotic Song
Scarborough Fair for Cello Solo | English Ballad

Free Beginner & Easy Guitar Sheet Music
Happy Birthday by Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill for Guitar Solo (Beginner)
Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont for Guitar Solo (Beginner)
Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven for Guitar Solo (Beginner)
Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Guitar (Notation and TAB)
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin for Guitar Solo
Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven for Guitar Solo
Jingle Bells Boogie by Pierpont/Fling for Guitar Solo
Spring (Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi for Guitar Solo
Sugar Plum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for Guitar Solo
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star for Beginner Guitar (Notation and TAB)

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Patriotic Songs for Piano | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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In the United States, Independence Day is just a few days away. Fourth of July celebrations bring fireworks, picnics, parades, and patriotism, and nothing expresses that sentiment better than traditional American patriotic songs. Whether these songs tell a story from American history or simply pay tribute to the nation, they all inspire pride and patriotism fitting for the 4th of July.

Below are links to patriotic piano sheet music for kids, ranging from level 1 to level 4, all in the easy to early intermediate range. By learning these classic American songs, kids are able to join in the celebration of their country and maybe even learn something new about its history.

Yankee Doodle isn’t the most solemn of patriotic songs. In fact, the song likely originated as an attempt to mock the colonists. The most common lyrics, which tell of Yankee Doodle riding his pony to town, depicted the colonists as simple country folk, poorly attempting to appear dignified or cultured. (“Macaroni” in these lyrics refers to a fashionable style of Italian dress.) However, in true American style, the young nation adopted with pride the song meant to poke fun at them.

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Get Yankee Doodle Level 1 Piano Solo

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Just the first three notes of The Star Spangled Banner are likely to get any American on their feet. The United States’s National Anthem is a pairing of Francis Scott Key poem and, ironically, a British tune. Key penned the lyrics in 1814 as he witnessed an assault on the American Fort McHenry. His poem circulated in newspapers and was paired with the already popular melody “To Anacreon in Heaven.” It wasn’t until over 100 years later that “The Star Spangled Banner” was officially named the National Anthem of the United States.

Get Star Spangled Banner for Level 2 Piano Solo

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America the Beautiful doesn’t tell a story– instead, it describes the many beauties of the Unities States. Once again, this song originated as a poem which was soon paired with a tune. The poem was written by Katherine Bates, who was inspired by the scenery on a trip to Colorado, and the tune was composed by church organist Samuel Ward. When combined, the new song became a stirring tribute to the natural beauty of the country.

Get  America the Beautiful for Level 3 Piano Solo by Samuel A. Ward

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic arose out of a time of strife in America. The Civil War had divided the country, and in 1861, soldiers were marching off to battle to fight their own countrymen. One of the songs that developed in the Union camp was “John Brown’s Body,” a rather morbid song sung to the tune  of a folk hymn. When Julia Howe heard the soldiers singing, she was inspired to write new lyrics. When her lyrics were published, a new American tradition was born.

Get  Battle Hymn of the Republic for Level 3 Piano Solo

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Another well-known song to come out of the Civil War is When Johnny Comes Marching Home. While the tune was first heard as a Civil War drinking song, it got new dignity when Patrick Gilmore penned new lyrics. It expresses hope for the end of the war when the soldiers would arrive home to celebration.

Get When Johnny Comes Marching Home for Level 4 Piano Solo

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The country that inspired all of these songs continues to inspire new compositions as well. One of these is a simple song written for beginning piano students. We Love You America by Andrew Fling expresses patriotic sentiments to a easy-to-play melody.

We Love You America for Level 1 Piano Solo

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Have a Happy Independence Day as you celebrate with music and more!

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10 Nursery Rhymes for Guitar | Free Sheet Music

The rhythm and rhyme of traditional nursery rhymes make them great sing-alongs for young children. The simple, familiar melodies also make excellent easy pieces for kids learning to play guitar. Whether you’re leading a chorus of kindergartners or teaching a young guitarist, this free nursery rhyme sheet music for guitar can help. The sheet music is either as a solo arrangement or as a lead sheet. A lead-sheet includes a melody line on the staff, chords and words. All of these nursery rhymes can be instantly downloaded and printed for free.

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Hush Little Baby (Lead Sheet) | Music, Lyrics and Guitar Chords
Itsy Bitsy Spider (Lead Sheet) | Music, Lyrics and Guitar Chords
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Lead Sheet) |Music, Lyrics (one verse) and Guitar Chords
Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Guitar (Notation and TAB)
Old King Cole | Music, Lyrics and Guitar Chords
Old MacDonald (Lead Sheet) | Music, Lyrics and Guitar Chords
Row, Row, Row, Your Boat |Beginner Music with G Chord and Lyrics
This Old Man Music, Lyrics and Guitar Chords
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star for Beginner Guitar (Notation and TAB)

Enjoy the addition of these classic nursery rhymes to your guitar sheet music library!

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