Ode to Joy easy piano sheet music free can be learned in an hour if you follow this tutorial. The right hand stays in the F position throughout the entire piece making it very easy and fun to play this classic melody.
Enjoy the full piano video demo by clicking on the “Ode To Joy Easy Piano Video Tutorial” link in the next paragraph. Access the complete piano training aspect of this extremely popular beginner sheet music to play along and cut your learning time in half!
1. To set up your hand position in this beginner music sheet place the right hand in F position.
Place the 4th finger on B flat for the entire piece. Keep your 4th finger resting on B flat. This will remind you that this black key is in the key signature.
2. Place the left hand in Bass C position with your 5th finger beginning on Bass C (the first C below Middle C).
The only time you will slightly move out of this hand position in this beginner music sheet will be in measure 14. Your left hand 5th finger stretches slightly to the B Flat located immediately to the left of Bass C.
After you finish playing the B flat you simply return your 5th finger to the Bass C again to finish the piece. Also, in measure 11 there is a C sharp on beats 3 and 4 in the left hand.
Use your left hand 4th finger to play the C sharp and then simply return it back to resting on the Bass D.
3. The music note values used in this beginner music sheet are mostly quarter and half notes in the right hand and are simple to count and understand.
Just be aware of the dotted quarter note followed by an eighth note in measures 4, 8 and 16.
See the counts written out by clicking on the link below. As long as you speak the count of “1+2” on the dotted quarter note and “+” on the following eighth note you will be counting it correctly.
Precise methods for piano for beginner students flow the best when certain methods are used over and over again. One such method includes a very easy process. After you have played each hand separately then you can put hands together SLOWLY.
Fun Tip: Play the right hand along with the piano video tutorial first. Repeat 3 times to develop confidence in playing the right hand fluidly. Then repeat this process with the left hand. It may sound like a step that you should easily skip. Doing so will cause more practice time on your part!
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