Rock a Bye Baby – simple songs

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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

Dive into the timeless lullaby “Rock a Bye Baby,” a classic tune that has soothed generations of children into a peaceful slumber. This song, with its origins shrouded in mystery, is believed to have been composed in the early 18th century, though its exact creator remains unknown. Its gentle melody and comforting lyrics have made it a staple in nurseries around the globe. As a simple song, it serves as the perfect introduction for beginners of all ages, from kids picking up a piano book for the first time to adults embarking on their musical journey with a piano learning book. The lyrics, “Rock a bye baby, on the treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock,” evoke a sense of tranquility and safety, making it an ideal choice for those looking to master the art of piano through easy, yet profound, pieces.

Using our innovative play by letter technique, complemented by keyboard stickers, “Rock a Bye Baby” becomes accessible to anyone eager to start playing music without the steep learning curve traditional notation often presents. This approach, detailed in our piano songbook with letters, transforms learning this iconic song into an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Not only does this method support piano lessons for beginners, but it also cultivates a love for music, encouraging piano practice through songs that hold a special place in our cultural heritage. Whether you’re a parent looking for a piano book for kids, an adult seeking a piano learning book for adults, or simply someone intrigued by the rich history and soothing melody of “Rock a Bye Baby,” our easy piano songbook opens the door to a world where playing timeless tunes on the piano is not just a dream but a reality.

Rock a Bye Baby letter notes songbook
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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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