Yankee Doodle for easy piano


One of the earliest songs a beginner can learn to play on the piano is the sticky tune of “Yankee Doodle.”

The easiest way is to use both hands to split up the melody, starting with the right hand.

Next is to let the right hand play the melody and the left hand do very simple bass or interval accompaniment.

After some time, the left hand can add fuller chords and the appropriate cheerful rhythm that accompanies this song.

It’s not difficult to transpose to other keys.

There are numerous free versions on the Internet. However, it soon gets boring.

I deliberately defined the fingerings in my three-verse version. There are finger changes on the same key to avoid “running out of fingers.” Click on the sample score and lyrics below for the three-page PDF of this arrangement for easy piano.

Yankee Doodle for easy piano

Yankee Doodle for easy piano

By offering different levels in one score, I allow more pianists to join in the fun. Feedback welcome!

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