Easy songs for Xylophone

The xylophone is a classic music instrument that has been enjoyed by many for centuries. Xylophone songs are easy to learn, and the instrument is a great choice for music enthusiasts of all ages and musical backgrounds. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, there are plenty of xylophone songs out there that are easy to learn and play.

Where to buy an xylophone

You can buy an xylophone on our website or from a local music shop. When purchasing a xylophone, it is important to consider factors such as the number of keys, the material of the keys, and the overall quality of the instrument. It may also be helpful to read reviews and compare prices before making a final decision. There are many brands and models of xylophones, and each one has its own unique sound and range. After choosing the right xylophone for your needs, you’ll need to purchase the necessary parts and accessories. This includes the mallets, the frame, and any other parts that are necessary to play the instrument.

How to play the xylophone?

Playing the xylophone involves striking its bars with mallets to produce sound. Beginners typically start by learning basic techniques such as holding the mallets correctly and striking the bars at the right angle. To play a specific note, the player must strike the corresponding bar with the correct mallet. Xylophone players must develop a sense of rhythm and timing to play music accurately. With practice, one can learn to play melodies, harmonies, and even complex pieces on the xylophone.

1. Mary Had a Little Lamb

This popular nursery rhyme is an excellent song for beginners because it only uses a few notes. The main notes used are C, D, and E. Here are notes so that you can play it below.

E    D   C   D E  E    E      D   D   D      E   E    E

Ma-ry had a lit-tle lamb,  lit-tle lamb, lit-tle lamb. 

E    D   C   D E  E    E       E    D       D      E      D   C

Ma-ry had a lit-tle lamb, Its fleece was white as snow.

E    D   C       D     E   E    E      D   D    D      E    E    E 

Every-where that Ma-ry went, Ma-ry went, Ma-ry went. 

E    D   C        D     E   E   E       E    D       D      E   D   C

Every-where that Ma-ry went, the lamb was sure to go.

2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

C   C      G    G   A A  G      F      F E    E    D      D     C

Twinkle, Twinkle little star.  How I wonder what you are.

G   F        F    E        E   D     G     G  F  F        E  E     D

Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.

C   C      G    G   A A  G      F      F E    E    D      D     C

Twinkle, Twinkle little star.  How I wonder what you are. 

3. Happy Birthday

This classic song is a bit more complex than the previous two but still easy enough for beginners.

G     G   A     G     C B

Hap-py birth-day to you

G     G   A      G   D  C

hap-py birth-day to you.

G     G   G      E     C      B  A

Hap-py birth-day dear (persons name)

F      F   E      C    D C

hap-py birth-day to you.

4. Jingle Bells

Although it is a Christmas song, it is still a fun song to play on the xylophone. The song uses the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, and B.

E   E   E       E   E   E       E  G   C   D    E

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

F     F      F    F F E   E    E E

oh, what fun it is to ride in a

E     D       D  E   D   G

one-horse open sleigh.

E   E   E       E   E   E       E  G   C   D    E

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,

F     F      F    F F E   E    E E

oh, what fun it is to ride in a

G      G      F  D   C

one-horse open sleigh.

5. Row Row Row Your Boat

C       C     C    D      E

Row  row row your boat

E       D   E       F     G

Gent-ly down the stream;

    C° C°   G     G G

Mer-ri-ly,    Mer-ri-ly

E      E  E      C    C  C

Mer-ri-ly,    Mer-ri-ly

G    F   E   D  C

Life is but a dream!

6. Do Re Mi

Do Re Mi is a relatively easy song to play on the xylophone. It uses simple, repetitive melodies that are easy to remember and follow. The song also has a slow tempo, which allows beginners to play at a comfortable pace without feeling overwhelmed.

7. Frère Jacques

Frère Jacques is a relatively easy song to play on the xylophone. It is a classic French nursery rhyme that uses only a few notes and is often one of the first songs that beginners learn on the instrument. With its simple melody and repetitive structure, it is a great song for practicing basic xylophone techniques such as hand placement, mallet control, and tempo.

C   D   E    C        C   D   E   C       E     F     G        E     F     G

Fre-re Jac-ques, Fre-re Jac-ques. Dor-mez vous, dor-mez vous.

G      A    G  F    E  C     G      A    G  F    E  C    

Son-nez les ma-ti-nes, Son-nez les ma-ti-nes

C       G       C        C       G       C

Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong 

8. La cucaracha (in Spanish “The cockroach”)

La Cucaracha is a relatively easy song to play on the xylophone. The song is typically played with a simple melody that beginners can easily learn. The song's rhythm and melody are also relatively simple, making it a good choice for those who are new to playing the xylophone.

9. Tu scendi dalle stelle

Tu scendi dalle stelle is an easy song to play on the xylophone. The melody is simple and repetitive, making it accessible for beginners. The song is also commonly played during the holiday season, so it's a great option to add to your Christmas music repertoire.

10. Camptown Races

Camptown Races is an easy song to play on the xylophone. It has a simple melody and a repetitive structure that makes it accessible for beginners to learn and practice. To play Camptown Races on the xylophone, you can find sheet music or tutorials online or in beginner xylophone books.

11. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands is generally considered an easy song to play on the xylophone. It features a simple melody with repetitive notes and a slow tempo, making it accessible for beginners. With some practice and patience, beginners can easily learn to play this song on the xylophone.

12. Oh Susannah

Oh Susannah" is an easy song to play on the xylophone. It has a simple melody and a repetitive structure, making it a great song for beginner xylophone players to practice.

C D E G G A G E C D E E D C D

C D E G G A G E C D E E D D C

F F A A A G G E C D

C D E G G A G E C D E E D C D

13. Up On The Housetop

Up On The Housetop is an easy song to play on the xylophone. It consists of simple notes and rhythms that are easy to learn for beginners. You can find many resources online that offer the sheet music and video tutorials to help you learn how to play this popular Christmas song on the xylophone.

14. When The Saints Go Marching In

When The Saints Go Marching In is generally considered an easy song to play on the xylophone, especially for beginners. The song features a simple melody that is easy to memorize and repetitive patterns that make it easier to play.

C E F G C E F G

C E F G E C E D

E D C C C E G G F

E F G E C E D

15. All Things Bright And Beautiful

All Things Bright And Beautiful" is an easy song to play on the xylophone. It has a simple melody and repetitive structure that makes it a great choice for beginners.

How to play complex songs

There are many resources available online that can help you learn the basics of playing and even teach you some of the more complex xylophone songs. Another great way to learn how to play xylophone songs is to find tutorials online or in books. These tutorials can be very helpful, as they provide detailed instruction on how to play the instrument. Additionally, tutorials can also provide tips on how to practice and improve your playing.

Once you’ve mastered the basics of playing xylophone songs, you’ll need to find some songs to practice and perform. There are many resources available online that offer xylophone songs for beginners, as well as for more advanced players. With these resources, you can find easy xylophone songs to learn and play. Ultimately, with the right combination of practice and research, you can become an expert at playing xylophone songs.

Up next: 50+ Unusual Musical Instruments

Music

Featured products

handcrafted antares panpipes from Peru
Antares Bamboo Pan Pipes
Sale price$20.00
quena andean flute with colourful case
Quena Andean Flute
Sale price$78.00
coconut thumb piano kalimba
Kuta Thumb Piano Kalimba (7 note)
Sale priceFrom $20.00