“Five Little Ducks (Went Swimming One Day)” is a popular children’s counting song. It can serve in helping kids learn to count down from five to zero. It also introduces the concept of subtraction to them, as each little duck swims away. Similar songs are “Ten in the Bed”, “Ten Green Bottles” and “Five Little Monkeys”.
On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music. See also our Printable PDF file for free download.
Guitar Chords and Tabs
‘Five Little Ducks’ is an extremely easy 2-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of D major, as both D and A chords are essential for beginners.
Besides that, the melody range that results when singing in the key of D is an octave from A to A’ (see on the Music Sheet following). This range is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to D#, E, F, or F# major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV.
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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords
This is a simple transcription for guitar with a plain bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret, while using all four fingers of the left hand.
The upper melody line is played on the first three strings (E, B and G) and the bass line is all on open D and A strings. Don’t forget the F sharp (2nd fret – 1st string) and the C sharp (2nd fret – 2nd string)!
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
You can download for free a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song. To do so, click on the button above or on the following link.
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