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Patapan Easy Piano

By Bernard De La Monnoye

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Piano Solo - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Bernard De La Monnoye. Arranged by Rhonda Bradley. Repertoire, Christmas. Score. 3 pages. Published by Miss Rhonda (S0.154819).

Item Number: S0.154819

Beginner piano solo for all ages. 3 pages including cover sheet.

Beginner piano players of all ages will love the reaction they get when playing this arrangement. It's an impressive-sounding piece that makes beginner students sound more advanced, and audiences love it!

The piece itself is straightforward and fairly simple to learn, and only requires basic reading and note-counting skills.

It's in the key of D minor (like the key of F – all B's are flat) but there are no B's played, so the key signature isn't challenging.

The song includes:

  • Simple 1/8 notes (easy to count)

  • Hand positions that start out in D minor with some small changes along the way

  • Simple hand movement that can be mastered by beginners

  • Large finger numbers that are clearly marked

  • A bit of strategically placed staccato for just the right sound

  • Just a few accidentals (sharps)


- Don't skimp on the counting! Be sure to count out loud using eighth-note counting (1 & 2 &...) as you're beginning the piece. It's worth the patience because it will come out sounding perfect if you follow your practice steps!

- Follow the finger numbers carefully because it will make the song easier to play when you're ready to go fast

Want to sound like a piano hero? Here's the secret in 3 simple practice steps:

1. Practice Slowly

2. Count out Loud

3. Practice hands separate first, then together

Want to learn it quick? The trick is in HOW you practice! Master one line at a time before going on to the next. It feels slower but you'll actually learn it quicker!

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