How To Play The Star Spangled Banner

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: A rare first editi...
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: A rare first edition of the lyrics of the 'Star Spangled Banner', estimated at $200,000-$300,000, is displayed at a press preview for the Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana sale at Christie's November 30, 2010 in New York City. It is the only known copy, one of 11 total, in private hands. The Christie's sale will take place December 3rd. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

There's a great article on the history of the Star Spangled Banner over at Music with Miss Leslie.

Beginner Piano Keys
Star Spangled Banner   Francis Scott Key      
Key Of C
C                                          Am             D7   G
Oh say can you see by the dawn's early     light

               C                 G                   C
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming

C                                                                                Am     D7   G
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the peri - lous fight

               C                   G                           C                     
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming

              C                  G                          Dm             F
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air

         C                            G                     Am          D7  G
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there

     C                       F                      Dm             Gsus  G 
Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wa  -  ave

               C                                               F  G    C
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave

Free piano tabs sheet music:

Star Spangled Banner in Key of D

D  G
Oh say can you see, 
by the dawn's early light,
        G            D              G  
what so proudly we'd hailed, at the twilight's last gleaming?
D           G                  
Who's broad stripes and bright stars, 
through the perilous fight,
         G             D               G
O're the ramparts we'd watched were so galantly streaming?
                    D                            C
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
     G                 D
gave proof through the night, 
that our flag was still there.
D G             C             D           
O say does that star spangled banner yet wave
         G           D   G
o're the land of the free___,
        C       D   G
and the home of the brave. 

Online Keyboard Piano

In the key of C (sing along to establish proper rhythm): [note: F-Sharp is the black note to the right (a half-step up) of F.]

ss banner tab in C final
Chart Credit: True Piano Lessons

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Free Sheet Music USA Anthem

Free Star Spangled Banner Midi

Now remember, although this keyboard piano software isn't free, Song Robot , you can get tons of free Patriotic Midi Songs for free to learn how to play the songs with the music software.

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