Old Lang Syne Easy Piano Music

Old Lang Syne easy piano music is an arrangement in the key of F major  Therefore, it has only one flat in the key signature which is a B flat.  The appropriate piano student level of this piece is a Grade I – II.

Old Lang Syne Easy Piano Music New Years Eve

This piece is really a Grade II level and should be learned by a student with at least one years piano training or experience.  The B flat in the right hand melody moves the hand out of its original position several times within the piece.

Piano Practice Tips

Old Lang Syne Easy Piano Music

The most important  of the piano practice tips to know as you begin to learn this piece is that the right hand will be reaching in and out of the f major position throughout the song.

Before you begin place your right hand thumb on middle C and your 2nd or index finger of the same hand on F.    Then in measure 3 place the right hand thumb on F, the 2nd finger on A, 4th finger on C and 5th finger on D. By spreading your hand out like this on each of the passages that just like this one you will make it easier to navigate.Old Lang Syne Easy Piano Music New Years Eve

Hot Tip for Left Hand!  Once you realize that the left hand note in each measure is the same note as the chord symbol directly above the melody line you will breeze through the left hand with no problems

Printable Piano Sheet Music

Printable piano sheet music Auld Lang Syne is easy to print out for your use on the music rack.  Be sure to do this, use a three-hole punch and place in a binder to build your music library.  Also, get the top 15 free pieces of classical piano sheet music.

Old Lang Syne History

Used to celebrate New Years around the world, this old Scottish drinking song was written by the national poet Robert Burns.

The English translation of the title Auld Lang Syne translates into several different meanings, the most popular being long, long ago; days gone by; old times.  Therefore a more loose translation would be for the sake of old times.

One more fact that is probably less known is that this song is played or sung as well at funerals, graduations or at events marking a farewell or ending to something notable.


“Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne* ?

For auld lang syne, my jo (or my dear),
for auld lang syne
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stop !
surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”


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