This simplified piano arrangement of Scarborough Fair Piano Sheet Music is in the key of d minor.
It has only one flat in the key signature which if B flat. Notice also that the time signature is 3/4 time.
Scarborough Fair Piano Practice Tips
- The right hand begins with the thumb on the D just above Middle C.
- The left hand begins with the 5th finger (pinky) on B flat just below Bass C (which is 8 notes below middle C).
3. Notice that ALL left hand notes are dotted half notes. Each one of these dotted half notes gets 3 counts or beats.
4. There is a right hand position change in measure 5. Place the 2nd finger on A and keep it there through measure 10. At measure 11 place the hand back in the D position until the end of the piece.
5. Practice the right hand separately 5 or 6 times until you are comfortable with the hand position change within the piece. This will assure quicker success when placing hands together.
Time Signature Tips
There are 3 beats in every measure in this piece of music. The 3/4 time signature symbol means there are three beats per measure and that the quarter note receives one beat.
This time signature is often referred to as a waltz tempo.