More Playing by Ear Piano Pages   William Wieland
Prerequisites: Pentatonic Playing by Ear and Playing by Ear in any Key
Nursery Songs

Christmas Carols

More Nursery Rhymes (Click on the light blue links for chords + words.)
These songs use 5 or fewer notes:
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Humpty Dumpty
These tunes use just 1 or 2 more notes:
  • London Bridges Falling Down
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Little Bo Peep
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Pease Porridge Hot
These melodies are more advanced:
  • Farmer In The Dell
  • Hey, Diddle Diddle (the cat and the fiddle)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • See Saw Margery Daw
  • Old MacDonald
  • Here We Go Looby Loo
  • 'Round the Mulberry Bush
  • Polly Put the Kettle On
  • Jack and Jill
More Christmas Carols (Click on the light blue links for chords + words.)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Begins with an octave leap from tonic up to tonic. It includes 2 quick notes outside of the major scale—both are chromatic lower neighbors.
Gilligan's Island
If you know a few adjacent natural minor scales, you can play "Gilligan's Island". The tune and chords are entirely in natural minor. The melody begins with dominant and tonic. The harmony uses only i, VII & VI. Each verse moves up a half step.
Many web sites offer chord symbols and words to songs you know. Play the melody by ear.
AZChords.com — Find an artist, band or title. The light blue song titles include chords.
E-Chords.com — Scroll down to Songs: Find or Artists. Find a title and click on the little keyboard. Scroll past the lyrics to see the chords!
www.chordie.com — Browse the alphabetical artist (& band) or song lists.