Fais Dodo (Colas mon p’tit frère) – How to Play on Glockenspiel / Xylophone

“Fais Dodo” (Colas mon p’tit frère) is a French-Canadian lullaby (comptine). Don’t confuse it with the Cajun (francophone ethnic group mainly living in the state of Louisiana) party dance “fais do-do”.

“Fais dodo” is baby-talk, meaning “go to sleep”, “dodo” coming from the French “dormir”, just like “lolo” for “milk” – from the French “lait”.

 

Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

 

Fais Dodo (Colas mon p’tit frère) Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The melody of Fais Dodo (Colas mon p’tit frère) 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, following the ABA form where the first and the last one as the same. 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 “Fais Dodo (Colas mon p’tit frère)” 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.

Fais Dodo Colas mon p'tit frere free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music color notes chart pdf p.1

Fais Dodo Colas mon p'tit frere free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music color notes chart pdf p.2

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.

Fais Dodo (Colas mon p’tit frère) | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

 

Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download a instrumental mp3 of this song for free.

 

Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.

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