La Cucaracha – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

“La Cucaracha”  is one of the most popular Spanish nursery rhymes although the origins of the song are unknown. It is about a cockroach who cannot walk and it dates back at the early 2oth century during the Mexican Revolution.

On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music and a Printable PDF for free download.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in Spanish

‘La Cucaracha’ is an easy 3-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major, as all three chords C, G and G7 are essential for beginners. Besides that, the melody range that results when singing in the key of C extends to the interval of a ninth from G4 to A5 (see on the Music Sheet following), and it is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, Eb, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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La Cucaracha with Spanish Lyrics - Guitar Chords.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in English

Here is ‘La Cucaracha’ Chords and Tabs in the key of C major with Original English Lyrics for children by Singing Bell.

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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with chords in Spanish

This is a simple transcription for guitar with 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 practicing with all 4 fingers of the left hand and some interesting slidings of the 4th finger in bars 7, 12 and 16. The upper melody line is played on the first three strings (E, B and G).

The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice all the basic techniques: apoyando and tirando, along with dyads in i-m, while the thumb moves on all the bass strings. Apoyando is recommended for the melody so that it will stand out clearly.

Inasmuch this is a song of latin origin, we thought necessary to add some rhythmic patterns in the form of an accompanying bass and middle voice. In order to keep the minimum of sophistication in this transcription, the addition was made in the bars where there are long durations in the upper melody. These should be played tirando p – i or i – m for a subtler sound and are indicated with the stem down in the score.

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La Cucaracha with Spanish Lyrics - Guitar Sheet Music.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with chords in English

Here is ‘La Cucaracha’ Sheet music for guitar in C major with Original English Lyrics for children by Singing Bell.

As mentioned above, in this piece you can find all the basic right-hand techniques: apoyando, tirando, dyads and thumb mobility – control while practicing with all 4 fingers on the left, on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret.

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La Cucaracha with English Lyrics - Guitar Sheet Music.


 

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music in Spanish

If you’d like to  download a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

La Cucaracha (Spanish) – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music in English

If you’d like to  download a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

La Cucaracha (English) – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

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