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Fly Me to the Moon – Easy Piano Sheet Music

“Fly Me to the Moon”, was written in 1954 by composer and pianist, Bart Howard (1915-2004). American actress, comedian, and singer, Kaye Ballard (1925-2019) was the first to record his song. The most successful version is Frank Sinatra’s for his 1964 album “It Might as Well Be Swing,” which is closely associated with the Apollo Moon missions. In 1999, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honored Bart Howard by inducting this song.

Bart Howard accompanied cabaret singers on the piano as his regular job, but also enjoyed writing songs. Cole Porter was his idol, so many of his songs were written with his song writing style in mind. In response to a publisher, Howard wrote a cabaret ballad called “In Other Words.” The publisher suggested that he change the lyric from “fly me to the moon” to “take me to the moon,” but Howard decided to stick with his first idea.

Using his position as pianist and presenter at the Blue Angel cabaret, Howard promoted his song with notable singers like Felicia Sanders. However it was the arrangement by Quincy Jones that changed the meter from 3/4 to 4/4 and Frank Sinatra’s 1964 recording with the Count Basie Orchestra that made “Fly Me to the Moon” a song known around the world.

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La Vie en Rose – Easy Piano Sheet Music

La Vie en Rose, which is French for ‘Life in pink’, is the signature song of French singer Édith Piaf. The song was written in 1945 and released as a single in 1947. It quickly became a hit in the United States when seven versions of the song reached the Billboard charts in 1950. The recordings included versions by Bing Crosby Dean Martin, and Louis Armstrong. In later years versions by Bette Midler, Donna Summer, and Lady Gaga would be recorded.

This arrangement of La Vie en Rose is perfect for the intermediate piano student. It offers an opportunity to teach students about stride piano (a jazz piano style in which the right hand plays the melody while the left hand alternates between a single note and a higher chord), and swing rhythms. There are also many opportunities to refine their musical expression skills, as it’s such a delicate piece.

Print the first page for your student and give it a try. If they like it, ask them to purchase the arrangement on MusicNotes.

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Yellow Submarine (Beatles) – Easy Piano Sheet Music

“Yellow Submarine” is a a children’s song by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was performed by the English rock band the Beatles and is recorded on their from their 1966 album, Revolver. As a single it went to number one on the charts in the United Kingdom, several European countries, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In the United States “Yellow Submarine” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song inspired the 1968 animated film of the same name – Yellow Submarine – and the song appeared as the opening track on the soundtrack album. The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. The Beatles themselves said they would provide would voice the characters. However, in the final version of the film the Beatles only performed the songs and participated in the final scene of the film. The film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. John Lennon later said of the film, “I think it’s a great movie, it’s my favorite Beatle movie.”

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About the Beatles

The Beatles, an English rock band from Liverpool, England, was formed in 1960. The band included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The band rose quickly to success, first in England and then in the United States. They are widely regarded as the most influential rock band of all time. Their sound included elements of classical music and traditional pop. From a rather simple beginning, the band later explored music styles, including ballads, Indian music, psychedelia and hard rock. The band also pioneered recording techniques and made strides in artistic presentation.

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Duel of the Fates (Star Wars) – Easy Piano Sheet Music

“Duel of the Fates” from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a musical theme recurs in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The theme was composed by American composer and conductor, John Williams, and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Voices.

The lyrics that John Williams chose are based an archaic Welsh poem Cad Goddeu (Battle of the Trees).

The music video for “Duel of the Fates”, which also featured the London Symphony Orchestra made them the only classical group to ever be featured on MTV’s Total Request Live. The “Duel of the Fates” video stayed on the countdown list for 11 days.

Want your kids to practice more? Choosing music that they love is the best way to accomplish that.

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The following easy piano sheet music is available on MusicNotes. If you’d like to check it out before you purchase it, you can print the first page or use the website audio player to listen to the first page. This arrangement is ideal for piano students with at least one year of piano lessons.

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Friends (Michael W. Smith) – Easy Piano Sheet Music

I’ve been to several Michael W. Smith concerts in the last 20 years and Friends is always part of his set. Friends is a song that he co-wrote with his wife Deborah. Early on Debbie showed her gift for writing poetry, so after they married he helped her transform her gift into writing lyrics for his music. Together they co-wrote most of Michael W. Smith’s debut album, including “Great Is the Lord” and “Friends.” After the birth of their first son, Debbie’s directed her energies into being a mother.

Michael W. Smith recounted the creation of Friends, saying it was for a friend moving out of town:

“He (Bill Jackson) was part of a group that we had a little bible study we had that he’s moving away,” he said. “And we were all having a get together that night and she said, ‘Man, we should write, we should do something for Bill.’ Bill Jackson was his name. ‘And we should write him a song.’ I said, ‘Great, we’ll write him a song and send it to him.’ And she said, ‘I think we should write it this afternoon.’ And I thought she had lost her mind.”

And then 30 minutes later I was outside, she walked out and handed me this lyric,” Michael continued. “and it was the words to ‘Friends.’ And I went inside to the piano and in three and a half minutes wrote the melody and we played it for Bill that night, and everybody cried.

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About Michael W. Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born on October 7, 1957. He is an American Christian musical artist who has charted on the contemporary Christian charts and mainstream charts. His greatest success in mainstream on the mainstream charts was with “Place in This World” (1991) which hit No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Over the course of his career, Michael W. Smith has sold more than 18 million albums. He is also an American Music Award recipient, a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has earned a total of 45 Dove Awards.

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Phantom of the Opera – Easy Piano Sheet Music

The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is always a hit with young piano students, and when they like a piece of music they practice more!

Featured in this post is an arrangement of the main title song from Phantom of the Opera. This arrangement is easy to play and fun to learn, and it’s perfect for piano students with 3-5 years of study. MusicNotes allows you to print the first page if you want to try it out. You can also listen to the first page of the sheet music with their sheet music player.

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Want to learn more about the composer of Phantom of the Opera?

The following resources are FREE to watch, print, share… whatever you want to do. Start with this adorable popsicle stick animated video about Andrew Lloyd Webber. It highlights his childhood and four of his most popular musical theater productions.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Worksheets

Share this FREE crossword puzzle worksheet with your kids or music classroom students to drill what they learned from the Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber composer biography video.

Andrew Lloyd Webber – Crossword Puzzle

Another option is this FREE Andrew Lloyd Webber word search worksheet. To make the most of this worksheet, print the Hey Kids, Meet Andrew Lloyd Webber Biography on MakingMusicFun.net. Your students need the biography to read and review in order to identify the the important stuff about Lloyd webber – in other words the keywords. The keywords that they find are the words that they will be searching for in this word search worksheet. It’s a win-win with this worksheet. Your kids will be reviewing what they learned about Andrew Lloyd Webber and building their reading skills!

Andrew Lloyd Webber – Word Search Worksheet

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Part of Your World – Easy Piano Sheet Music + FREE Piano Lesson for Kids

The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s best animated features and the music is loved by kids around the world. “Part of Your World” from the film is one of the most popular songs from that movie.

The following piano sheet music arrangements are perfect for first year and advancing piano students that have taken at least two years of lessons. If you want to check out these piano arrangements out in more detail, click the links above the thumbnails to print the first page or click the play button to listen to a digital performance.

Learn How to Play “Part of Your World” with this Piano Tutorial

Here’s a step-by-step piano tutorial for kids from the MusicNotes Signature Artists YouTube Channel that will get them learning how to play “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid in no time. After the lesson print the very easy piano sheet music arrangement (shown above) and keep practicing!

About The Little Mermaid (Movie)

The Little Mermaid, released in 1989, is animated feature film that was produced by the Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is Disney’s 28th animated feature film and is based Hans Christian Andersen short story of the same name. The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid who wants to become human. While swimming in the sea she sees and falls in love with prince Eric. To be with Eric, she makes a deal with Ursula, the sea witch, to become human. The Little Mermaid was released to critical acclaim and earned praise for the 2D animation, the music, and the characters.

About The Little Mermaid Music Score

Alan Menken, American composer, conductor and pianist, composed the music for The Little Mermaid. It was one of his first scores for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Menken wrote Broadway-style music for the film, bringing a whole new sound to cartoons. One of the film’s most successful songs, “Part of Your World,” was almost cut from the movie when it tested poorly with kids, who were unfocused during the scene. Glen Keane, Ariel’s animator for the film, encouraged Disney to leave the song in until the film was more complete. The second test was a hit with children and song remained in the film.

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He’s a Pirate | 2 Easy Piano Sheet Music Arrangements

Want music that kids LOVE to practice?

Pirates of the Caribbean movies offer several scores that kids enjoy practicing more than almost anything else. “He’s A Pirate” is one of most loved pieces, and these arrangements are sure to be winners with your kids. The first piano arrangement is considered very easy, and is scored in a way that gives kids a full sounding piece, while making it easy to learn and play. They second arrangement switches the time signature from 3/4 to 6/8 (the original time signature), but keeps almost everything else the same. If your kids are in Jr. High, and they haven’t practiced compound meter songs much – or at all, this arrangement would be a great place to start.

He’s A Pirate – Very Easy Piano Sheet Music (3/4 Meter)

He’s A Pirate – Easy Piano Sheet Music (6/8 Meter)

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Want to check out what the He’s A Pirate – Very Easy Piano Sheet Music sounds like before you buy it? The following video gives you a full performance. Make sure to bookmark this post so you can head back to it for help with the rhythms and fingerings.

About “Pirates of the Caribbean” (He’s a Pirate)

Pirates of the Caribbean started as a ride at Disneyland which opened in 1967. It was as one of the last rides that was overseen by Walt Disney himself. Since then Pirates of the Caribbean has become a series of movies, spin-off novels, video games, and more. The first movie to be released was The Curse of the Black Pearl in 2003. The movies had grossed $4.5 billion worldwide by 2019, and placed the movie franchise on the list of highest-grossing franchises of all-time.

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Christmas Time Is Here (Charlie Brown) | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Looking for a new piece of sheet music to share with your piano students or play yourself?

“Christmas Time Is Here” is a Christmas standard written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi for the television special A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). It is based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. The special was one of the first animated Christmas specials created for network TV in the USA. There are two versions on the soundtrack album, including an instrumental version by Guaraldi and a choral version by the members of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, California.

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This piano sheet music arrangement is ideal for the advancing pianist, with parts written specifically to make the arrangement highly playable. Visit MusicNotes to listen to the arrangement, and print the score. The digital recording on the site may also be useful to you in learn to play the sheet music.

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Johann Sebastian Bach | Composer Unit for Kids

Want to teach your kids about one of the greatest composers of all-time?

Johann Sebastian Bach certainly qualifies as one of the greats, and with some of his being compositions being over 300 years old his works are still just a popular.

This post includes FREE music lesson resources to share German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, with your kids or in the general music classroom. Start by watching the Meet Bach popsicle stick theater lesson video that covers all the highlights, and follow by diving into the worksheets. If you kids are piano students, I’ve also included links to beginner and easy piano sheet music below.

Print the FREE Meet Bach Study Guide to get more out of this MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy video lesson. Click the following link to print this worksheet.

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Hey Kids, Meet Johann Sebastian Bach Composer Biography

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1685. As a child, Bach’s father taught him to play violin and harpsichord. His uncles were all musicians, serving as church organists and court chamber musicians. One of his uncles, Johann Christoph Bach, introduced him to the art of organ playing. In 1707, Bach married his second cousin Maria Barbara Bach. They had seven children. In 1720 Maria died, and Bach married Anna Magdalena Wilcke in 1721. Bach had 13 more children with Anna Magdalena. He was a father to 20 children in all. Read more on MakingMusicFun.net.

More Free Johann Sebastian Bach Worksheets

Have fun completing the following free worksheets. Put on a recording while your kids color. It’s a great way to keep them focused.

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Make learning about Bach an hands-on experience by learning a few of his compositions.

Minuet in G Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 1
Musette in D Beginner Piano Sheet Music/Level 1
Aria from Suite in D Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 3
Toccata in D Minor Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 3
May the Sheep Freely Graze Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 4
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Minuet in D Minor Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Minuet in G (1) Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Minuet in G (2) Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Minuet in G Minor Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Musette in D for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Siciliano Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Toccata in D Minor Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5

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