Rock-a-bye baby how to play on the piano in minutes

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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?
Rock-a-bye babysheet music with letters
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Embarking on the journey of learning to play the piano or keyboard is an adventure filled with melodies, harmonies, and the rich history of music composition. A prime example of a song that encapsulates this journey is the timeless lullaby “Rock-a-bye Baby.” This song, deeply rooted in the anglophone nursery tradition, is a staple in the repertoire of beginner musicians, making it a perfect inclusion in our piano book for beginners. The origins of “Rock-a-bye Baby” are somewhat veiled in mystery, with some theories suggesting it dates back to the 18th century. Its soothing melody and gentle lyrics have lulled countless children to sleep, making it a cultural touchstone across generations.

“Rock-a-bye Baby” is not just a song; it’s an experience that connects us to a simpler time. Learning to play this lullaby on the piano or keyboard, especially with the help of keyboard stickers and letter notes, allows beginners to immediately engage with the music, bypassing the often steep learning curve associated with reading traditional music notation. Our piano learning book for adults and kids alike transforms this experience into an accessible activity, making it possible for anyone, regardless of their musical background, to play this beloved song. The easy piano songbook, with its detailed letter notes sheet music and piano exercises for beginners, offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage associated with “Rock-a-bye Baby,” while also developing a new skill. Whether you’re a parent looking to bond with your child through music, or an adult revisiting the lullabies of your youth, this song provides a gentle, yet profound, musical journey worth exploring.

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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