Sheet Music, piano scores for Kids
Easy music scores for kids. Play on a regular piano, synth keyboard, toy keyboard etc.
Learn how to play an easy tune and get to know the notes. See the downloadable sheet music files below.
Scores for kids, why? Just as a way to let kids become familiar with notes, the same way they become familiar with letters. If you get a to know notes in an early age, it probably will be easier to read notes as an adult, which can be of great enjoyment whether you play a tune on the piano just once a year or play more regularly.
Most kids want to play instruments when they see one, learning how to play is often difficult, and demands hard work which part of the time is also boring and hard to motivate and concentrate on for a kid.
The scores here are meant to let a kid get through a song in an easy and understandable way, just to let the kid feel it’s actually playing a whole tune, to feel that it creates music, and experience that notes can help you read music.
(We don’t bother here to explain note values, pauses, finger techniques etc, all of that can come later, if and when a kid shows interest to get to know more.)
These scores are done to make it as easy and intuitive as possible and to help the visual memory, buy making the notes large and easy to follow for small children, separating the lines with color to more easily get a visual guide of placement, showing the letter name of the note at the same time.
The mark of a little gray “x” (which is used instead of explaining one quarter note pause value and all that complex stuff) can be explained as just as a short pause, “just hold or wait a little”.
The note B is in some note system and countries known as H (and the black low “H” then becomes B). This we don’t have to dwell on here, just mention, B can sometime be named H.
You can put small poster pieces on the keys with the corresponding letters written on them, it will be much easier to follow.
You can also observe the child on that there are groups of two and three black keys in a regular pattern which will also help to orientate yourself on the keyboard. (File: PatternKeys.jpg)
Do the “stairs” first to get to know the notes in an octave, and learn that they repeats. (File: Stairs.jgp). You can have it printed out and then as a guide in front of you when playing other notes and tunes.
There is also a picture with the stairs and where on the keys the notes are (File: StairsKeys.jpg)
Important: These scores are meant to meet the curiosity for music, the lust for playing and producing a song. Teaching notes and music for kids is NOT a way to make them more “intelligent”, “smarter” or more “mature”.
But, if you approach music of your own will, music can be of great benefit in your life in many ways.
Don’t ever force the child to learn music, it kills the lust.
About the guides and score files:
For best view, print out the "Twinkle, twinkle" (and Stairs) sheet in landscape orientation, to make it as big as possible and by that making it easier to follow the notes. If you find that difficult, try to insert the other image with the name end "90dgrRot" into a word doc, that image is already rotated.
To the learning guides and score files: Sheet music Piano scores
Later on, notes to some other tune is coming up.
And, if you don't have a piano at home yet, just google "virtual piano" and you will find some sites where you can play an online piano or download to your computer, just using your mouse, it's a simple way to get started!