Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – How to Play on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy for glockenspiel / xylophone.

“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is a musical theme from Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Nutcracker”. It is a dance for a ballerina who welcomes Clara and Prince (Nutcracker) at the Land of Sweets.
Originally it is played on a celesta, a musical instrument that looks like a piano but sounds like a glockenspiel. That makes this theme ideal to be played on the glockenspiel or xylophone!

On this page you can find a glockenspiel tutorial video, sheet music with a glockenspiel chart that will help you find the notes on the musical instrument and a printable PDF for free download.

Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video


Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The melody of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is moderately difficult and it consists of 19 notes (12 natural notes and 7 accidentals), as you can see on the chart following the notes of the song.

You can study this piece in 4 parts, as they are defined by the 4 respective lines of staffs on the score.

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 “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” 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.Sugar-Plum-Fairy_free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music notes chart pdf


Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart

To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music


Click on the button to watch a piano tutorial video and download a PDF file with sheet music of this song for free


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