Study Charlie Brown Piano Music – A Fun Guide
To play Charlie Brown piano music properly, you need to get a feel for the character.
Charlie Brown is often portrayed as a loving loser, a cute little character who was born with big dreams and desires, but that is finally hammered with misfortunes plus a long lasting scenario of terrible fortune.
Take the main Charlie Brown theme, one of American jazz composer’s Vince Guaraldi’s greatest compositions, together with “Linus and Lucy” and “Cast Your Fate To The Wind.” It is incredibly witty music, full of fun grace notes (rapid notes played just before the main beat), and a play upwards and downward of the minor third interval.
He as well as Lucy Van Pelt are involved in a joke which recurs throughout all the cartoons when Lucy pulls out a soccer ball Charlie Brown is ready to kick causing him to take flight in the sky and drop on his behind.
How to Learn the Piano Part
The other famous theme “Linus and Lucy” is a little more tricky and requires good synchronization between left and right hand with a clever broken sixth chord repeated continuously in the bass, and a fanfare like melody in the right hand.
Download the Printable Sheet Music for Piano
1. You can immediately download printable sheet music for this song using the link below.
2. You can create your own sheet music for FREE using special notation software.
You can listen to this song right away with an mp3 download by using the link below.
Or, read our special tips page on how to download free piano mp3s.
The Beauty of the Internet Connecting Us Together
So we’ve presented great sites like MusicNotes and Amazon that allow you to preview piano sheet music, but there are also search engine sites and torrent files out there which allow you to download piano music for free. Many people get a kick out of sheer amount of mp3s and free sheet piano music available on the internet. The biggest problem is finding the music that you want, for the instrument that you play, AND have it be legal. A lot of music is copyrighted, yet still many fly-by-night websites offer it for free breaking the law, but don’t fret as many established sites also offer the occasional free file.
Lucy and Linus Music
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Oh Good Grief!
Image by iampeasI couldn’t have said it better, Charlie Brown!