Do your ears hang low – Piano songs with colors

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About the song and about the book series β€œpress the right colors”. You can find the notes below the description.

Discover the joy of music with a playful classic that has charmed generations, “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” This whimsical tune, while its origins are somewhat cloudy, is believed to have been circulating in various forms since at least the early 19th century. Often associated with the American military, particularly the cavalry, it’s a song that has found its way into the heart of children’s music over the years. The melody may remind some of the well-known “Turkey in the Straw,” but it’s the ludicrous, imaginative lyrics that truly set it apart. From the silly inquiry about one’s ears hanging low, to the absurdity of tying them in knots or bows, it’s a song that incites laughter and joy in equal measure.

Our piano book for beginners introduces “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” in a format that’s accessible and fun for all ages. By employing color notes sheet music and keyboard stickers, we’ve removed the barriers to traditional music learning. This approach, perfect for piano lessons for beginners, allows you to dive straight into playing without needing to understand musical notation right away. It’s an ideal piece for piano practice book enthusiasts, parents looking for a piano book for kids, or any adult fostering a new love for music through a piano learning book for adults. The song’s universal appeal, combined with the easy piano songbook format, makes it a perfect first piece for budding musicians. Engage with music history, enjoy a laugh over the whimsical lyrics, and feel the satisfaction of playing a full song with ease, thanks to the innovative play-by-color method.

Do your ears hang low Piano songs
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Some of the notes on our website contain the full version of the song, and some are excerpts, or for example the very beginning, chorus or verse, etc. Full versions of all the notes can be found in our books and e-books: SHOP.

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