It s Raining It s Pouring – letter notes from songbook

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In this song we used chords (to play with the left hand). If you do not know how to play chords yet, you can try playing this melody with your right hand only, or learn how to play chords. We described it here: How to make chords?

About song and easy letter notes

Embarking on a journey to master the piano or keyboard can be an exhilarating adventure, especially for those at the very beginning of their musical exploration. A song that serves as a fantastic starting point for novices is the traditional nursery rhyme, “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.” This song, with its simple melody and catchy lyrics, is an excellent choice for anyone utilizing a piano book for beginners. The origins of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” are somewhat murky, but it is believed to have been composed in the early 20th century, becoming a staple in the repertoire of English-speaking children. The song narrates the story of an old man who bumps his head and couldn’t get up in the morning, set to a melody that is both memorable and easy to follow.

Using letter notes, letter notation, or keyboard stickers from a piano learning book can demystify the process of learning this song, making it accessible even to those with no prior musical knowledge. The use of a piano songbook with letters or a keyboard songbook for beginners enables learners to play by letter, pressing the keys marked with the corresponding letters without the need to read traditional music notation. This approach is especially beneficial for young learners or adults taking their first steps in music, offering a sense of achievement and encouraging further exploration. “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” not only introduces players to basic musical concepts but also connects them to a piece of cultural heritage, as this nursery rhyme has been sung by generations of children. By starting with such a familiar and beloved song, students of all ages can find joy and satisfaction in their musical journey, making this an excellent choice for anyone using a piano or keyboard music book for beginners.

It s Raining It s Pouring letter notes adult beginners
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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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