“Greensleeves & What Child is This” — Easy Sheet Music with Letter-Notes

Hello fellow humans!

Below is printable easy to play piano sheet music for the timeless songs Greensleeves and “What Child Is This.”

Both of these songs share the same melody, but each has an entirely different story and words. 

Exactly as we humans should share a common melody, our own humanity, and then set that one melody to each of our stories.  

I still hope that we as human beings can always share some kind of common melody, a melody where the composer doesn’t matter, and each new chorus is just another big human story,

and where no human story is in conflict with any other,

for the bonding reason that each embraces this common melody. Not sure what to call such a melody. But ya dig it?

 

EDITOR’S COUSIN’S NOTE: Pretty dang heavy stuff that wuz just said, up thar above. Sorry bout that on beehalf of us.

(PDF File) Greensleeves EASY to READ Sheet – PWK VERSION – 2018

 

 

 

Lettered Notes to Für Elise – Entire Piece (sheet music with letter note-names)

Fur Elise letter-notes sheet music from pianowithkent.com

Below is printable sheet music for Beethoven's Für Elise (the entire piece), which I've marked up for you, to include each note's letter name (E, A, B, D#, etc.) .  I've used this mark-up method with many of my early piano students, allowing them to start playing great sounding pieces that are well beyond their current reading level.

This approach is best for people with a general idea of how piano notation works, but who are weak on associating all those lines and spaces with the keys on the piano, or maybe not too keen on interpreting key signatures.

I left out various markings such as dynamics, crescendos, phrase markings, and pedal markings. This is so the inexperienced music reader can focus strictly on the keys to be played. The WAY they are played, and the RHYTHM in which they are played, can be gathered by listening to a good recording of Fur Elise, and/or by looking at the standard notation.

Regardless, I guess it almost goes without saying, the ideal way for an early/intermediate piano student to learn this piece is with a professional piano teacher.  Regrettably, not all people have that luxury!

Side bar: I once had a young student who thought for a while that I was saying "Furry Lease" instead of Für Elise.  Cute, huh?

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Fur Elise letter notes sheet music
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Für Elise and other Sheet Music with Letter-Note Names

Disclaimer:  The marking of letter-names on sheet music is a valid tool for learning piano, depending on how and when it is used.

Be advised that in the context of academic study, for example traditional piano lessons, this practice should be at the discretion of the professional instructor, and not of the student. This is because, when used in the wrong setting, or in the wrong way, letter-notes can actually become a hindrance to one’s learning to read music fluently!

A big focus of “Piano with Kent” is to get people to their pianos, and to bring musical experiences and knowledge to those who may not have the time, the funds, or the circumstances to be taking formal lessons.  Millions of people want to play piano, and also to play better and better, and most of those millions do not have the luxury of a private instructor.  The letter-name sheets provided here, are in that spirit.

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Beethoven’s Für Elise – Slow-motion video for reference

Here's a slow-motion demonstration of the notes to Beethoven's Für Elise.  Shown here is the most well-known first section of the piece.

This is not a performance video.  Meaning, you can't take cues from this video on the phrasing, dynamics, tempo, pedaling, etc.  However, many people find it useful to have a reference like this, especially those who play by ear, and are simply trying to acquire the notes.

The remaining content of this post is for supporting members. Your monthly membership is extremely affordable, and makes it possible for us to work full-time on the task of creating  FREE educational content, plus additional premium content, for members like you. This is a fast-growing site, and we really need your support as an "All Access" premium member   to keep this site alive.  (After signing up, you may need to refresh this page to open all the content.)