How to Play Little Drummer Boy – Piano Tutorial, Guitar Chords and Tabs, Notes, Keys, Sheet Music

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“Little Drummer” is a popular Christmas song was written by the American classical music composer Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941, based upon a traditional Czech carol.

On this page you can find Notes, Chords and Activities for the song, a Printable PDF for free Download, and a piano tutorial video.

If you would like to watch and sing this children’s song, click here for the Karaoke version.

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Easy Piano Tutorial Video


 

Click on the button to download an 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.


 

Sheet music with chords

To save this free music sheet of “The Little Drummer Boy” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

Little Drummer Boy - Christmas Music Score (in C)


 

Free Printable PDF with Music sheet and Lyrics

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

“Little Drummer Boy” free PDF download – Singing Bell


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in C

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Guitar Chords and Tabs in G

To save this free image with the guitar chords of “The Little Drummer Boy” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.


 

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song with guitar chords, click (or tap) on the button above or on the following link.

“The Little Drummer Boy” Guitar Chords – Singing Bell


 

Teaching ideas

This song is a good opportunity for children to practice the change between half and quarters and repeat a stable motif.

Ask them to clap (or use a little drum) steadily on the scheme “one half-two quarters”  and then the teacher starts to sing alone.

It’s not so easy for children to keep the actual song rhythm without following the rhythm of the lyrics, but there can be a real challenge for them: who is going to be the little drummer that will play the big drum of the class?

 

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