Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Piano Notes, Chords and Sheet Music

Piano Letter Notes, Chords, and Sheet Music for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Piano notes for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star are given on two scales.

Version 1: C Major + Chords + Piano Sheet Music
Version 2: G Major

This post will provide the letter notes, chords (right and left hand notes), and sheet music for the melody of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Nursery Rhyme.”

The letter notes are given in C major and G major keys with a tempo of 60 BPM and a 4/4 time signature. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.

1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Piano Notes (C Major)

Key Information for the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Scale: C major (All Natural Notes, All white keys)
C Major Scale Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B
Key Signature: Blank ( No flats, No sharps)
Tempo: 60 beats per minute (BPM)
Time signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

C C        G G      A A   G~
Twinkle  twinkle  little  star

F     F  E E      D      D    C~
How I  wonder what you are

G~   G F    F    E        E  D~
Up   above the world so high

G     G  F    F      E  E   D~
Like a  diamond in the sky

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Piano Tutorial with Piano Sheet, Letter Notes, Chords, and Lyrics

C C        G G      A A   G~
Twinkle  twinkle  little  star

F      F  E E      D      D    C~
How I  wonder what you are

Tips To Play: For Beginners

For each line, press the first three keys twice and the last key once.

So, for Line 1, press each key of C, G, and A twice (that is, press C twice, G twice, and A twice), and then G once.

For Line 2, press each key of F, E, and D twice (so, press F two times, E two times, and D two times), and then C once.

Now, lines 3 and 4 are the same.

For Line 3, press each key of G, F, and E twice (so, press G two times, F two times, and E two times), and then D once.

For Line 4: Same as Line 3, so press each key of G, F, and E twice, and then D once.

2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Piano Notes – 1 with Chords (C Major)

C C         G G      A A   G~
Twinkle  twinkle  little   star
[*C]                     [*F]   [*C]  

F      F   E E        D      D     C~
How I   wonder  what  you  are
[*D]      [*C]        [*D]           [*C]  

G     G  F        F      E        E    D~
Up   a_bove  the   world  so   high
[*C]      [*F]             [*C]           [*D]  

G    G  F    F        E  E    D~
Like a  diamond  in the  sky
[*C]      [*F]          [*C]     [*D]  

C C        G G      A A   G~
Twinkle  twinkle  little  star
[*C]                     [*F]   [*C]  

F      F   E E       D      D     C~
How I   wonder  what you  are
[*D]      [*C]        [*D]         [*C]

3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Piano Notes – 2 (G Major)

G G       D* D*    E* E*  D*~
Twinkle  twinkle  little   star

C*    C*  B B       A      A    G
How I     wonder what you are

D*~  D* C*   C*  B      B   A
Up   above  the world so high

D*    D*  C* C*     B  B    A
Like a    diamond in the sky

Melody and Harmony Information for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Rhythm: The rhythm of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is very simple, with mostly quarter notes and half notes.

Range: The melody of this nursery rhyme spans an octave, from C4 to C5 (middle C to the C of the next higher octave).

Meter: The song is in 4/4 meter, meaning there are four beats in each measure and the quarter note gets one beat.


Chords: The Twinkle Twinkle Little Star song is primarily in C major, meaning the chords used are C major, G major, and F major. The basic chords are C major and G major, corresponding to the two main phrases of the melody. If you are a beginner, you can use simple root-position chords and explore more complex chord voicings as you progress.

Harmonic Progression: The song uses a simple I-V-I progression, meaning it repeats the C major chord (I), G major chord (V), and then back to the C major chord (I).


Vocal Range: The song is written within a comfortable range for most voices, especially children’s voices.

Articulation: The notes are typically sung or played legato, meaning they are smoothly connected without much space in between, which means smooth transitions between notes.

4. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Sheet Music

Key Signature: Blank ( No flats, No sharps)
Scale: C major Key
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 60 beats per minute (BPM)

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