My son just got a litle fischer price four note "piano". The notes are F, A, C, and E, I think. At any rate they seem to pair as consecutive thirds: Major, minor, Major; forming a Major 7th all together.

Can anyone suggest relatively simple songs I can play with these four notes?

  • The first half of One Note Samba. – Bob Broadley Jul 20 '14 at 16:55
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    I suggest more ambition -- give your son a grand piano, regardless of his age! – Lee White Jul 20 '14 at 16:59
  • If you can't manage a grand, at least get him an instrument with an octave. In 5 minutes he's going to be asking "Dad, where are the missing notes?" – Tim Jul 20 '14 at 18:06
  • Nobody has asked how old he is. If he's, say, two, then wait a bit. – BobRodes Jul 22 '14 at 5:51
  • Well hes 8 months, actually. He mostly just flips it over and bangs on the bottom. But the songs are for me to play. – brianmearns Jul 22 '14 at 12:10

F and A make up two thirds of an F chord. C and E make up two thirds of a C chord. Several songs use only two chords, for example, Dance the night away, Jambalaya. They can be accompanied using the diads, like a chord on each beat of the 4/4 bar, changing where appropriate.

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