July Free Sheet Music: Swan Lake (theme)

Now more than ever it feels important to play beautiful music, to calm and elevate the spirit. The theme from Swan Lake has a gorgeous, haunting melody that I hope you will enjoy playing. I have created an early intermediate piano arrangement for you that expands on the theme I offered in Upper Hands Piano BOOK 4. If you are a beginner, you can play just the treble staff notes, or you can add a note or two from the bass staff. You can listen to a Youtube video of the Swan Lake theme here.

Click here to print SWAN LAKE

I hope you are coping as well as possible during the pandemic. Playing the piano helps 🎹 . Leave us a comment below and tell us what you are playing now! I love to hear from you.

With love and music, Gaili

P.S. I took this photo six years ago in Switzerland when passing Lake Geneva on the way to visiting the United Nations with my daughter. This swan family was so sweet, elegant and beautiful!

Author, Upper Hands Piano: A Method for Adults 50+ to Spark the Mind, Heart and Soul

6 Replies to “July Free Sheet Music: Swan Lake (theme)”

  1. Hi Gaili,
    THANK YOU!!!! I love Swan Lake. The best part is it is the level I sight read at….soooo…I can play it and polish it all in one night! I am excited. And, your arrangements are always tastefully done.
    This summer, I am working on To a Wild Rose-MacDowell. And, I recently fell in love with the Merry Widow Waltz-Lehar. It will be my second summer classical piece.
    With gratitude,
    Carol from Connecticut

    1. You’re so welcome! I’m so happy that you are enjoying Swan Lake and are finding it easy to play. Not all pieces we play need to be difficult, right? Isn’t it great just to be able to sit down and PLAY something?! I do try to keep the integrity of the piece and the chords intact, even if it means a little more difficulty in playing it, which happened with Swan Lake. I know what you mean about falling in love with the Merry Widow Waltz. I too “fall in love” with a piece or a song and just HAVE to learn it and listen to it until I’ve got it. Isn’t that a great feeling! Thanks for sharing your current pieces. I so appreciate comments and your positive thoughts! Have a happy 4th, G

  2. Thanks Galli, That’s a brilliant piece. Brings back memories of ballet performances as a kid. There are some amazing chords in the 2nd half. Not sure what they are, but A minor overall. Thanks, Julia.

    1. On page 2,the chords are 1st line: Em, Dm, F7/C (2nd inversion). 2nd line: Bb, Bb7/Ab (3rd inversion!),B7, E. 3rd line: broken chords Am, Dm/A, Am. 4th line: Am/E (2nd inversion), E7(b9), Am. Chords with a b9 are more advanced and not included in my Upper Hands Piano books. But it’s a great dissonant sound, right?!

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