Sheet Music: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

TitleOld MacDonald Had a Farm
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (43 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (231 kB)
Date added2009-04-04
Last updated2009-04-04
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 1.9 (above average)
Nursery rhymes, Pentatonic, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 4 April 2009

Tune of the Day: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

A Cute Highland Calf

This is not only a simple tune that even beginners can enjoy playing. It may also be thought as an exercise to enhance the quality of your sound in the first register. And, why not, in the second and third registers, too. The range of this song is small enough to allow direct transposition even to the high register, peaking at high B.

Will you be able to sound better than the MP3 recording? I'm sure you can. You just have to use good articulation and a bit of expression. As there are no technical difficulties, try to focus on the truly essential elements of flute playing, such as breathing and articulation. Forget your fingers (so to speak): when you manage to master your tongue and to develop a clear articulation, the most difficult part of the work will be done!