Free printable Piano sheet Music
Free printable piano sheet music for late beginners. With a title like "The Lake Pirates, " piano teachers are already way ahead!
This composition is brand new, and I have to confess that none of my students have tried it yet! (I take the summer off from teaching.) I anticipate that it will be well received, however, because I sought to make the melody reminiscent of the Lake Town theme in Hobbit 3, The Battle of Five Armies.
UPDATE: Yes, I have offered it to two students, and it was well received. One is a teenager, old enough to be sporting a small mustache! The other has a tiny brother who is picking up the melody by ear, and was delighted to show me!
Of course my theme is not as COOL as the actual one from The Hobbit soundtrack, but it's still fun, and kind of stirring:
The left hand of this piece is mostly made up of open fifths, which makes it easy for beginning players to learn. However, I threw some challenging broken chords in, at the end of line one on page 2, where an open 5th Eb root chord moves to an interval of a 4th, a Bb chord over F, then up a step to another 4th interval, C minor over G, then stays on the bass note G while changing to a G major chord.
Additionally, there is the added complexity of the rhythm in this section (a welcome relief after the plodding "tee-tee TAH, tee-tee TAH, tee-tee TAH, " etc. It is a good opportunity for counting practice.
I plan to turn this piece into a duet, as well, with the simple melody written with big alphanotes for beginner piano players, so check back soon!
I love the music from The Lord of the Ring soundtracks, and The Hobbit music as well, and so do many of my students!
The Wizard of Oz: Piano Arrangements
Book (Alfred Music)