“Atte Katte Nuwa” seems to be an Inuit song. The same tune is used for a famous traditional Swedish song “Gubben Noak”, a drinking song and bible travesty known by the text of Carl Michael Bellman (1740 – 1795). “Nuwa” means “Noah”, but we don’t know more details for the translation of the text.
The song first came to Iceland with the scout movement in 60’s and became particularly popular after Rannveig and Krummi, an Icelandic children TV program, sang and recorded it in 1967.
Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video
Atte Katte Nuwa Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart
The melody of Atte Katte Nuwa is rather easy to play on the Xylophone/ Glockenspiel. It consists of 5 natural notes, as you can see on the chart following the notes of the song.
The song consists of three parts which are placed on different staffs. The meter of the song changes on the middle part from 4/4 to 3/4. Watch the video a couple of times and study each part at your own pace until you get the hang of it. Remember to use both mallets as much as you can – not only the one that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.
To save this free glockenspiel sheet music of “Atte Katte Nuwa” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”. Alternatively, you can download the PDF file below.
Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart and Lyrics
To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.
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