Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Camptown Races"
- Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
- Level 4: very easy (See other levels of this song.)
- 3 page of music
- Lyrics page
- Cover sheet
- Key (for this arrangement): C major
- Fingerings: only on a few notes
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website (No vocal recording included)
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger and music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00603
About "Camptown Races" by Stephen Foster
"Camptown Races" is an old folk song written by an American composer and lyricist, Stephen Foster (1826–1864). He wrote it when he was passing through Camptown, Pennsylvania of the U. S. A.
Tips for playing Level 4 "Camptown Races"
This is Level 4 (intermediate level) of "Camptown Races." It is for piano solo. However, you or someone else can sing along. The separate lyrics page is included in the PDF file.
In this arrangement, you'll be playing the melody line with your right hand and accompaniment part with your left hand. With your right hand, you'll also be playing more than the single melody notes but also the additional harmonic notes. The left part in the 2nd section has a ragtime style accompaniment. You do have to jump around a lot, sometimes even with blocked octaves. Therefore, in the beginning, practice slowly and increase the tempo gradually. We only provided a few important fingering numbers for this level. There is no damper (sustain) pedal necessary. It is in an easy key, C major.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet), and Practice!
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- To learn more about Stephen Foster who wrote "Camptown Races," please visit our page, "About Stephen Foster."
- To find more piano sheet music of songs by Stephen Foster, please visit our collection page, "By Stephen Foster."
- To find more piano sheet music for folk songs, please visit our collection page, "Folk Songs."