I paid $189.99 for the sheet music you’ll see below.
That’s right. Almost TWO HUNDERED DOLLARS!
Now, you may be wondering:
What is it?
And why did it cost so much?
Well, you probably guessed from the title of this post – it’s Happy Birthday piano sheet music…
Specifically, five unique versions of Happy Birthday:
- There’s an easy version
- An advanced version
- A funky blues version
- A cool jazz version
- And a beautiful classical version
And the sheet music was so expensive because it was arranged by a professional pianist.
Luckily, each version sounds amazing (as you’ll hear below).
So we packaged them into a book, which looks like this:
Now, let’s take a closer look at the music itself.
The Easy Version – Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music
You’ll see the first five bars of the easy version just below.
And you may notice that it’s in the key of C major. Also, there aren’t any sharps or flats used.
Now there’s a two bar intro (which is basically a G7 arpeggio).
And then it’s straight into the theme…
Easy Piano Sheet Music – First 5 Bars
Don’t forget to click the play button above to hear what the music sounds like too.
The rest of the easy version continues in a similar fashion.
Now we’ll move onto the Advanced version.
The Advanced Version – Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music
With the advanced version, the first thing you may notice is that it’s in the key of Eb minor.
6 flats in the key signature.
So right away it’s a bit harder to read.
And you’ll also notice there’s a lot more going on.
An extended arpeggio played quite quickly to begin with.
Then bigger chords.
And more challenging rhythm.
With more movement in the left hand.
Just the type of thing you’d expect from some advanced piano sheet music.
And it sounds fuller than the easy version. And I feel it’s more musically interesting. What do you think?
Advanced Piano Sheet Music – First 5 Bars
Enough with the advanced version. Let’s take a look at the Blues version…
The Funky Blues Version – Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music
Now this is where things start to get interesting.
Have you ever heard happy birthday, played on piano, in a blues style?
Well take a look at the sheet music just below.
As you can see the left hand starts alone.
And you get the blues feel right away.
Don’t forget to click the play button to hear what it sounds like…
Blues Piano Sheet Music (Happy Birthday) – First 5 Bars
Just imagine, you’re at a birthday party…
There’s a piano, so you sit down and…
Start playing, either the easy or advanced version.
But then you transition into the blues version.
I think that would be pretty cool.
And if you do too…
Wait till you see the jazz and classical versions!
The Cool Jazz Version – Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music
Time for some jazz.
The intro is shown just below.
Listen to how much impact those jazzy chords have.
Jazz Piano Sheet Music (Happy Birthday) – Intro
And I just had to include some of the walking bass part of this version too.
Have a look and listen below.
Jazz Piano Sheet Music (Happy Birthday) – Walking Bass
You can see the left hand is just playing single quarter notes. But what an effect it has on the music.
Now, last but not least, the classical version.
The Beautiful Classical Version – Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music
I think this version is my favorite (close between this and the jazz version).
And it starts off with an Alberti bass and single note melody.
Take a look and listen below.
Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music (Classical Style) – First 8 bars
And from there it just gets better and better.
But I’ll leave that for you to discover yourself.
Happy Birthday Piano Sheet Music – Wrap Up
Okay so that’s about it for this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.
And for anyone interested:
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Anyway, thanks for reading this post.
And I hope you have a lovely day.