Kids love playing popular nursery rhymes when they take up a new musical instrument.
Lyrics are based on poem “The Star”, written by English Jane Taylor. Her poem included in a collection she published with her sister in 1806. Music comes from the French tune “Ah! vous dirai-je, maman”. The melody, older than the poem, published in 1761.
Mozart has composed a piano arrangement by composing 12 Variations for the French song.
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
‘Twinkle twinkle little star’ is an extremely easy 3-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major. To play the tune in C one must be familiarized with the full “barré” technique, as the F Chord is present in almost every line. The remaining two C and G chords are essential for beginners.
Besides that, the melody range that results when singing in the key of C is a 6th from C5 to A5 (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 C#, D, Eb, or E 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 recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners – actually one can play it within the first week of guitar lessons! It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret while using all 4 fingers of the left hand. The melody line is played on the first two strings (E and B).
The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice the apoyando technique with i-m.
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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords (variation with accompaniment)
Here you will find a simple transcription for guitar with bass and middle voice plus recommended fingering. As already said, the piece is ideal for guitar beginners. We suggest this version with accompaniment for those who would like a more sophisticated approach. Regarding the left hand, all 4 fingers are used to play the notes on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret, while two or three notes must be held together simultaneously.
This version is excellent for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice all the basic techniques: apoyando and tirando with i-m and a, while the thumb moves on all the bass strings. Apoyando is recommended for the melody so that it will stand out clearly – it is pointed out with the accent articulation sign. The accompanying middle voice should be played tirando (i, or occasionally i-m-i and i-p-i) for a more subtle sound. Through this voice combination a beautiful exercise is derived for the right hand, playing apoyando – tirando in turn.
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
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