Hey Ho, Nobody Home – How to Play on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone

“Hey Ho Nobody Home” is a popular musical round or canon originating from England and dating back to the 16th century. There’s a version of it in Pammelia, a collection of English rounds and canons, published in England in 1609 by Thomas Ravenscroft.

On this page you can find a glockenspiel / xylophone tutorial video and a PDF file with sheet music of the song for free download.

 

Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

Hey Ho, Nobody Home on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone | Easy Tutorial for Beginners

 

Hey Ho, Nobody Home Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

We could say that Hey Ho, Nobody Home is in minor scale, but actually is in dorian mode, as there is no leading tone. That, in D minor, means that the C (do) is natural and not sharp note. Time signature is 4/4.

Try to sing while you learn to play the music phrases one by one. Since you’ve practiced enough and you feel sure about yourself playing the song, you can invite a friend and play it together as a round. Enter the second voice at the 3rd or 5th meter.

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. For this purpose avoid using only the hand 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 “Hey Ho, Nobody Home” 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.

Hey Ho Nobody Home free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music color notes chart pdf

 

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.

Hey Ho, Nobody Home| Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

 

Watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics
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