How to Play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the Piano – Notes, Chords, Sheet Music and Activities

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This song for children tells the true story of Mary Tyler, a young girl whose brother persuaded her to go to school with her little lamb, as she did. On this page you can find Notes, Chords and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF for free Download.

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Music Score / sheet music with chords in C

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Music Score with chords in G

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Free Printable PDF with Lyrics and Music Sheet

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“Mary had a little lamb” free PDF download – Singing Bell


Teaching Ideas

This is one of the easiest pieces for the recorder or the glockenspiel, using only three notes: B, A and G.

Additionally you can teach at children how to accompany the melody at the glockenspiel, xylophone or piano, playing just the consonances G-D and D-A (or C-G and G-D, if the melody is in C major), depending on the chords.

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