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Fortnite Christmas Piano Sheet Music

Want to play the Christmas piano sheet music featured in Fortnite? Below are links to printable arrangements Christmas carols featured in the game. I’ll also include the lyrics if your family and friends would like to sing along.

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Jingle Bells | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Jingle Bells | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Twelve Days of Christmas for Easy Piano

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Lyrics for Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Lyrics for Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Subsequent verses for Twelve Days of Christmas are as follows:
4 calling birds
5 gold rings
6 geese a-laying
7 swans a-swimming
8 maids a-milking
9 ladies dancing
10 lords a-leaping
11 pipers piping
12 drummers drumming

About Fortnite (Game)

Fortnite is an action building game using the Unreal Engine 4 from game publisher, Epic Games. You and your friends guide a group of Heroes to claim and rebuild a homeland that has been destroyed by the darkness only known as “The Storm.”

Join with your friends online to build amazing forts, collect and/or build radical weapons and traps, and protect the communities that you build from the strange creatures that emerge. Unite to battle the “Storm” and save the world.

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Browse More Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music

Fum, Fum, Fum | Easy Piano Sheet Music
Christmas Time Is Here | Easy Piano Sheet Music
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Big Note Piano Sheet Music
All Through The Night | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music (PDF)
Coventry Carol | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music (PDF)

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Big Note Piano Sheet Music

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy  is a dance from Russian Romantic Era composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker. This selection is from the third movement in The Nutcracker, and is danced by the principal female dancer. The original choreography was conceived by Lev Ivanovich Ivanov (1834-1901) for the ballet.

The primary choreographer, Marius Petipa, expressed his interest in having the Sugar Plum Fairy’s music sound like “drops of water”. Tchaikovsky’a search for the perfect instrument led him to the newly invented celesta. The celesta has the appearance of a small piano, though sounds like small bells. Tchaikovsky wrote, “The celesta is midway between a tiny piano and a Glockenspiel, with a divinely wonderful sound.” In 1892, when The Nutcracker was introduced to Russian audiences, they were not only introduced to a work that would become a Christmas time staple, but to a musical instrument that would soon become a favorite to music composers everywhere.

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This arrangement of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker is perfect for piano students with at least one year of instruction. It is two pages in length and in the key of E minor. No fingerings are provided, but your piano teacher should be able to offer a few suggestions.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Big Note Piano Sheet Music

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Want to play the music and learn a little about it?

The ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ Play and Learn™ Edition helps you do just that.

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You’ll learn about the life and music of Russian composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, get a premium piano arrangement, a Hey Kid’s Meet the Composer biography, and two activity worksheets.

Contents
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo (2 Pages)
Hey Kid’s, Meet Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Biography
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application

The Play and Learn™ edition makes the music come alive for young music students in a way that playing only the music can’t. Click the link below to listen to the arrangement and learn more about this wonderful resource.

‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ Play and Learn™ Edition

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Browse More Beginner Piano Sheet Music:

Charlie Brown Christmas | Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music (Book)
Coventry Carol | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
Toyland March | Easy Piano Sheet Music
Pat-a-Pan | Free Sheet Music for Easy Piano
All Through The Night | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Music Math: 3 Addition Worksheet Packet (PDF)

Want to reinforce basic rhythms with your piano students?

This set of three music math worksheets reinforces simple rhythms and rests, including sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes, as well as quarter, half, and whole rests.

Each music math worksheet includes ten addition questions. Answer keys are also included in this six page packet.

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Music Math: 3 Addition Worksheet Packet (PDF)

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Color-by-Note | Treble Clef Note Names Worksheet Bundle
It All Adds Up! | Rhythm Worksheets (Music Theory)
Ready, Set, Go! Note Name Speed Tests | Free Music Worksheets
Monster-Themed Musical Spelling Bee – Free Note Name Worksheet
Clown Fish | Free Color-by-Note Worksheet (Rhythm)

 

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Christmas Time Is Here | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Christmas Time Is Here was written by Lee Mendelson and American pianist and composer, Vince Guaraldi, for the 1965 television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was commissioned by the Coca-Cola company, and was one of the first animated Christmas specials produced for network TV in the USA. The best selling soundtrack for the special includes two versions of this song. One is an instrumental version performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.  The second track is a choral version performed by children of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, CA.

Christmas Time Is Here has been covered by Chicago on their album Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998), Al Jarreau on his album Christmas (2008), Melissa Manchester on her album Joy (1997), Christian band, MercyMe, on their album The Christmas Sessions (2005), and Mel Tormé on his album Christmas Songs (1992).

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This piano sheet music arrangement is written for the intermediate student with a few years of study. It’s in the key of F, and the site has a digital recording that kids can listen to as they practice.

Christmas Time Is Here | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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About Vince Guaraldi

Vincent Anthony Guaraldi (1928-1976) was born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio in San Francisco’s North Beach area. He was an innovative American jazz pianist and arranger. He most remembered as the composer, arranger, and performer, for the Peanuts animated television series by Charles Shultz, and for his performances with Cal Tjader’s band in the late 1950s.

While searching for music for the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special, Lee Mendelson (the Christmas special’s producer) heard a radio broadcast of Guaraldi, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” during a taxicab ride. Mendelson decided to ask Guaraldi to compose the score for the TV special. Guaraldi enthusiastically accepted the job, and two weeks later shared a version of what would become “Linus and Lucy” to Mendelson over the phone. The Vince Guaraldi Trio went on to record the music for seventeen Peanuts television specials in total, along with the feature film “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969).

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Browse More Beginner Piano Sheet Music:

Charlie Brown Christmas | Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music (Book)
Coventry Carol | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
Toyland March | Easy Piano Sheet Music
Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
All Through The Night | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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All Through The Night | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music (PDF)

All Through the Night (or Ar Hyd y Nos) is a Welsh folk and children’s song that was first recorded in 1784. John Ceiriog Hughes (1832-1887) wrote the most commonly sung lyrics, which have been translated into several languages. One of the earliest English versions of the song was by Thomas Oliphant in 1862. The tune is also used for the Christian hymns, “Go My Children With My Blessing,” and “For the Fruit of All Creation” by Fred Pratt Green.

In more recent days All Through the Night has found it’s way into popular circles. Austrian composer, Franz Joseph Haydn, composed a set of Welsh folk songs for George Thomson (1757-1831). One of the melodies is based on All Through the Night. American folk group, Peter, Paul and Mary recorded a version of All Through the Night for their children’s album, Peter, Paul and Mommy. The tune also appears in several feature films, including Knowing, with Nicolas Cage. In the film features his character’s wife is seen singing the English version of All Through the Night to their child.

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All Through The Night | Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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English Lyrics for All Through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos)

All the stars’ twinkles say
All through the night
“This is the way to the realm of glory,”
All through the night.
Other light is darkness
To show true beauty
The Heavenly family in peace
All through the night.
O, how cheerful smiles the star,
All through the night
To light its earthly sister
All through the night.
Old age is night when affliction comes
But to beautify man in his late days
We’ll put our weak light together
All through the night.

Welsh Lyrics for All Through the Night

Holl amrantau’r sêr ddywedant
Ar hyd y nos
“Dyma’r ffordd i fro gogoniant,”
Ar hyd y nos.
Golau arall yw tywyllwch
I arddangos gwir brydferthwch
Teulu’r nefoedd mewn tawelwch
Ar hyd y nos.
O mor siriol, gwena seren
Ar hyd y nos
I oleuo’i chwaer ddaearen
Ar hyd y nos.
Nos yw henaint pan ddaw cystudd
Ond i harddu dyn a’i hwyrddydd
Rhown ein golau gwan i’n gilydd
Ar hyd y nos.

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Browse More Beginner Piano Sheet Music:

Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 1
Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 2
Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
More Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
Famous Composers for Little Fingers

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How to Prepare for Your First Piano Recital | 6 Tips

Are you the parent of a child that is just about to play for their first piano recital? I’ve been a piano teacher for more than 25 years, and I’m here to help. This post will guide you every step of the way, and help you child’s first recital to be one that you can’t wait to share with your friends and family!

1) Picking the Right Music

There are two things you want to consider when choosing music for your child’s piano recital:

a) Is your child interested in the musical selection?
b) Does the music offer an appropriate challenge for the time that they have been given to prepare?

In choosing the music, you might consider the kind of songs they like listening to. Arrangements are often available for movie soundtracks on sites like MusicNotes.com. If it’s a Christmas recital, carols are always a great choice. Many method books offer carol arrangements that will provide the perfect challenge.

2) Practicing for the Recital

If kids have a recording of the pieces they are expected to practice, they often make better use of their practice time. Your child’s piano teacher can make a video recording on your phone or tablet that they can refer to each time they practice. Then it’s just a matter of setting aside 20-30 minutes each day to prepare for the big day.

3) What to Wear for the Recital

Dressing up for a recital makes the occasion special. I let kids wear their school shoes if they want to, but encourage boys to wear a button-down shirt and tie, and girls to dress in a nice dress or skirt and blouse.

4) That Unfamiliar Piano

Pianos play differently. Some have stiffer keys that are a challenge for some kids to push  down. Pedals may be hard to find on occasion, because your kids are used to the pedal for their electronic piano that slips and slides all over the place. Because their are so many factors to consider, it’s a good idea to arrive 20 minutes before the recital begins to let your child can try a few notes on the piano that is provided.

5) During the Recital

It’s hard waiting for your turn to play, and it’s hard not to worry about how you’ll play. Kids mess up, and it’s okay if they do too. Just encourage your child to enjoy the music that the other kids play, and to do their best.

6) After the Recital

Many people at the recital will want to congratulate your child on a great performance. Talk to them about how they should respond. Let them know that a smile and a “Thank You,” is always the best response.

 

Still looking for the perfect piano recital piece?

The following The Piano Student posts offer hundreds of free printable piano sheet music arrangements for the beginner through intermediate piano student. Many of the websites linked to also provide recordings of the sheet music that your child can listen to as they practice.

Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 1
Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 2
Free Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 3
Free Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 4
Free Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5

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Coventry Carol | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music (PDF)

Coventry Carol is one of the oldest Christmas carols is existence.  The carol first appeared around 1591 as part of the play, The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. It is the only song that survived from the play. The exact date of the lyrics is not known, although  references have been found that about the Coventry guild pageants that put the date at  1392 and onward. The only surviving lyrics for the carol and concerning the pageant containing the carol was edited by Robert Croo. He dated his manuscript, March 14, 1534.

This is a five-finger arrangement for the most part, with a little harmony at the end. It’s in middle C position throughout, with a couple of flats. There’s an mp3 file on the site that students can listen to as they practice. The arrangement is available in PDF format.

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Coventry Carol | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for Coventry Carol

And when the stars ingather do
In their far venture stay
Then smile as dreaming, little one,
By, by, lully, lullay.

A number of versions also include a fifth verse.

Practice Tips for Coventry Carol

1) Start by asking your piano student to name the flatted notes and to play them on the piano.

2) Show you piano student the correct hand placement for this piece, and let them know that their hands will be in this position throughout the piece.

3) Demonstrate the first two measures and ask them to play them for you. Say “half note” when you play the half note. Ask them to do the same so that their performance of the half note is the correct length. Encouraging students to say “half note” when they play the half note will also help them two recall the number of beats for this rhythm – half note – two syllables.

4) Demonstrate measures 3-4, and ask them to play them for you. Say “three-beat-note” when you play the dotted half note.

5) Discuss the tie in measures 7-8 and 15-16. Demonstrate these measures and ask your piano student to practice them back to back.

6) Practice the rest of the measures in a similar fashion.

You’ll be great!

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