Sing a Song of Sixpence – notes with letter names

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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

Sing a Song of Sixpence is a classic English nursery rhyme that has delighted children and adults alike for centuries. Its origins are steeped in history, with its first recorded version appearing in the 18th century, though it is believed to have been sung much earlier. The song’s lyrics paint a vivid picture of a whimsical world where blackbirds are baked in a pie, only to surprise the king and his assembly when the pie is opened. This playful narrative, combined with its catchy melody, makes it a timeless piece that resonates with listeners of all ages. As a type of nursery rhyme, it serves not only as entertainment but also as a tool for teaching rhythm and vocabulary in a fun and engaging way.

For beginners on the piano or keyboard, learning to play Sing a Song of Sixpence can be a delightful entry into the world of music. Thanks to the innovative approach of using letter notes and keyboard stickers, anyone can immediately start playing this song without prior knowledge of traditional music notation. This method, highlighted in our piano book for beginners and prominently featured in both our piano songbook for kids and our piano learning book for adults, allows for an intuitive learning experience. The letter notation system simplifies the learning process, making it accessible and enjoyable for learners of all ages. Whether you’re a child eager to explore musical stories or an adult looking to embark on a musical journey, Sing a Song of Sixpence offers a charming and engaging way to dive into piano practice. With its rich historical context and universal appeal, this song is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to enrich their life with the joy of playing music.

Sing a Song of Sixpence letter notes piano
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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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