3rd Grade · 4th Grade · 5th Grade · 6th Grade · Homeschool · Sheet Music

Hungarian Dance No.5 | Easy Guitar Sheet Music w/TAB

The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms are a set of twenty-one spirited dances based on Hungarian folksongs for the most part. The set was completed in 1869. The dances range in length, from approximately one minute to five minutes. They are among Brahms’s most popular works and were the most profitable for him.

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Hungarian Dance No. 5 | Easy Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

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About the Composer of ‘Hungarian Dance No. 5’

Johannes Brahms (May 1833 – April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor during the Romantic period. He was born in Hamburg to a Lutheran family. He spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. He is often grouped with high status composers like Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the “Three B’s” composers.

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

Turkish March by Beethoven | Easy Guitar Sheet Music

Turkish March (Marcia alla Turca), is a popular classical march by German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. It’s written in the Turkish style that was popular in his time. Turkish March appears as movement four of the incidental music for a play by August von Kotzebue, The Ruins of Athens (1811). It premiered in Pest in 1812.

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Turkish March (Beethoven) | Easy Guitar Sheet Music

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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.

Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors | Free Color-Me-Rhythmic Worksheet
Clown Fish | Free Color-Me-Rhythmic Worksheet
Adam and Eve | Free Color-Me-Rhythmic Worksheet
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet One (Whole/Half/Quarter)
It All Adds Up! | Free Music Rhythm Worksheet Two (Half/Quarter/Eighth)

About the Composer of ‘Turkish March’

Ludwig van Beethoven was a renowned German composer and piano player. He was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to parents Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. His father Johann and composer and conductor Christian Gootlob Neefe were his teachers, and both worked to enhance his musical talents. Neefe was the one who helped Beethoven publish his first piece of music.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular pieces are his Fifth Symphony, Für Elise for piano solo, and his Ninth Symphony, which includes the melody, Ode to Joy. He is remembered as an important composer in the transitional period between the Classical Era and Romantic Era in music, and continues to be one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.

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

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)
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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
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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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