|Pentatonic Playing by Ear||Piano Pages William Wieland|
|The following tunes can be played with just the 5 black keys.
Please perform them by ear, i.e. do not use music.
|Start on B flat:||Hot Cross Buns (only 3 notes!)
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (only 5 notes)
Mary Had a Little Lamb, a.k.a. Merrily We Roll Along (only 4 notes)
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
|Start on D flat:||Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Farmer in the Dell
Jesus Loves Me
Ring Around the Rosy
|Start on G flat:||500 miles - Peter, Paul and Mary [Original Audio]
Old MacDonald (only 5 notes)
|Start on E flat:||I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (verse)|
|After you have mastered one or more of these melodies in your right hand,
add chords in your left hand from the F Sharp Major Cadence Pattern.
Many more pentatonic tunes exist. I only included songs my students know.
Please suggest more: firstname.lastname@example.org
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