As we expanded our song list, I took my original Color-Coded Beginner Piano Music Sheets and switched the orientation of the pages (from horizontal to vertical). Doing so allowed me to create the perfect beginner piano music book. All I had to do was print them out, slide them into page protectors and insert the sheets into a 3-ring binder.
Simple enough for my 4 year old to catch on quickly – this color coded piano music book has been such a confidence booster in my children’s ability to start reading sheet music. Watching their faces and sense of accomplishment after completing a song is absolutely priceless. The best part – they are having so much fun learning! 🙂
To download all the pages and create your own Color-Coded Beginner Piano Music Book, including ALL NINE SONGS, click here.
If you already have the free printables from my previous post, you are happy with the orientation and simply want to add to your collection – below are the new songs I created:
Row Row Row Your Boat, which you can download for FREE by clicking on the image below.
Are You Sleeping? (Frère Jacques)
And just in time for the holidays, we added Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Hope you enjoy these music sheets as much as we have!
“Music is what feelings sound like.”
Related: The Imperial March Beginner Piano Sheet Music
Related: Color-Coded Beginner Piano Music Sheets
The boys have mastered the Color-Coded Beginner Piano Sheet Music I created for them, so I thought I’d put together another song. They are super into Star Wars right now, so The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme) seemed like the perfect option. Simple, yet dramatically fun – and perfect to get in the mood for our upcoming trip to Disney World!
All I had to do was add 3 more color-coded note stickers to our keyboard: A black outlined green, purple and pink (see previous post for details on color-coding).
Click on below image to download FREE printable color-coded sheet music…
…And may the force be with you.
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The other day, Jacob was jamming away on his toy piano singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ – eyes closed, head bopping, slamming random keys on the key board… I loved the enthusiasm and figured the boys are probably old enough to start reading beginner sheet music, so I decided to put together a few songs for them.
I am by no means a musician, but I did play piano back in the day and remembered some of the basics. I wanted to keep it simple with what I feel is a reasonable goal for toddlers and preschoolers: Find Middle C and play a simple song with one finger (not at all insisting on proper finger placement). I’m not trying to raise Mozart – I just want them to have fun and become comfortable with the basics of sheet music while doing so.
We have a Fischer-Price electronic keyboard that has color coding to the keys, so I decided to coordinate with that…. I cut little squares from Color Coding Dot Labels, and labeled them with the appropriate letters for keys C-A. I also labeled one key with a black outlined orange, for one of the notes needed in ‘You Are My Sunshine’. If you don’t have Dot Labels, simply coloring a white part of sticker paper with a marker works just as well (which is what I did for yellow).
I then created color-coded sheet music for a few of their favorite songs…
CLICK on above sheet music to download pdf printable. Related: Star Wars The Imperial March Beginner Piano Sheet Music
As simple as that, and they now understand the concept of reading and playing music on the piano. With or without an accurate rhythm on the keyboard, watching their faces and sense of accomplishment after completing a song is absolutely priceless!
Related: Star Wars The Imperial March Beginner Piano Sheet Music
Color-Coded Beginner Piano Music Book