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As a vocal teacher working with young and inexperienced students, I found that it was sometimes difficult to find songs that had a narrow enough vocal range for beginning students. To save time, I started compiling a list of songs that have a range of one octave or less. I have those presented here in order from Perfect Fifth to Perfect Octave. This list may also be very helpful for actors with limited singing skills to pick suitable audition pieces. To order sheet music for a particular song, click on the link supplied.

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Perfect Fifth

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" (traditional) - scale degrees 1,2,3,5

5441986 look inside The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs (P/V/G). Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Music Sales America. Children's, Children's. Softcover. 208 pages. Music Sales #AM981398. Published by Music Sales (HL.14033182).
"Proud Mary" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - scale degrees 6,1,2,#2/b3,3

7861158 look inside Creedence Clearwater Revival - Greatest Hits By Creedence Clearwater Revival. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306778).

Minor Sixth

"Bad Moon Rising" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - scale degrees 6,1,2,3,4

7861158 look inside Creedence Clearwater Revival - Greatest Hits By Creedence Clearwater Revival. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306778).

Major Sixth

"By My Side" (from Godspell) - scale degrees b7,1,2,b3,3,4,5

2932556 look inside Godspell Composed by Stephen Schwartz. For Piano/Keyboard, Vocal. Vocal Score. Broadway. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, harmony part, piano accompaniment, chord names and black & white photos. 140 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.362260).
"Candle on the Water" (from Pete's Dragon) - scale degrees 1,2,3,4,#4,5,6

2912208 look inside New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs - 6th Edition Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Disney. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, background text and color photos. 264 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313100).
"Day by Day" (from Godspell) - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,#1,2,3

2932556 look inside Godspell Composed by Stephen Schwartz. For Piano/Keyboard, Vocal. Vocal Score. Broadway. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, harmony part, piano accompaniment, chord names and black & white photos. 140 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.362260).
"Mickey Mouse March" (from Mickey Mouse Club) - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,2,3

2912208 look inside New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs - 6th Edition Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Disney. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, background text and color photos. 264 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313100).
"Oh Susanna" (traditional) - scale degrees 1,2,3,4,5,6

16345877 look inside The Library of Family Singalongs Edited by Amy Appleby. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Music Sales America. Americana and Children's. Songbook. Vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment and chord names. 240 pages. Music Sales #AM986590. Published by Music Sales (HL.14019035).
"Save the People" (from Godspell) - scale degrees 1,2,b3,3,4,5,6

2932556 look inside Godspell Composed by Stephen Schwartz. For Piano/Keyboard, Vocal. Vocal Score. Broadway. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, harmony part, piano accompaniment, chord names and black & white photos. 140 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.362260).
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" - scale degrees 1,2,3,4,5,6

19468041 look inside The Oxford Nursery Song Book Arranged by Jean Gilbert/Percy Buck. Nursery rhymes for ages 3-5. Classroom Songs. Level A (very easy). Song Book. 80 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193301931).
"Up on the Housetop" (traditional) - scale degrees 1,2,3,4,5,6

2906480 look inside Best Christmas Music - Easy Piano Composed by Various. For Piano/Keyboard. Big Note Songbook. Christmas. SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary). Songbook (big note notation). Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and big note notation. 168 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310325).
"Yo, Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)" (Disneyland, Disney World) - scale degrees 1,2,3,4,#4,5,6
2912208 look inside New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs - 6th Edition Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Disney. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, background text and color photos. 264 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313100).

Minor Seventh

"I'm Walkin'" (Fats Domino) - 5,6,7,1,2,b3,4

16635646 look inside Decade by Decade 1950s (Ten Years of Popular Hits Arranged for EASY PIANO). Arranged by Dan Coates. For Piano. Piano - Easy Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental; Sing-Along. Decade by Decade. Nostalgia; Pop. Easy Piano. Book. 144 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.27945).
"Edelweiss" (from The Sound of Music) - 3,4,5,6,7,1,2

2896306 look inside The Sound of Music - Easy Piano (Beginners Piano Book). Composed by Rodgers & Hammerstein. For Piano/Keyboard. Hal Leonard Easy Adult Piano. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium. Songbook. Easy piano notation, lyrics, chord names and black & white photos. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.301933).
"Give My Regards to Broadway" - 5,6,7,1,#1,2,3,4

2876797 look inside George M! Composed by George M. Cohan (1878-1942). For Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Vocal. Vocal Selections. Broadway. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and chord names. 72 pages. Hal Leonard #MGC18. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.8203).

Perfect Octave

"Amazing Grace" (traditional) - 5,6,1,2,3,5

3496939 look inside Folk Songs for Solo Singers - Vol. 1, Medium Low (Book) (11 Folk Songs Arranged for Solo Voice and Piano... For Recitals, Concerts and Contests). Edited by Jay Althouse. For medium low voice solo and piano accompaniment (Low voice (Medium-Low)). SmartMusic; Vocal Collection. For Solo Singers. Folk. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. 63 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4953).
"As Tears Go By" (The Rolling Stones) - scale degrees 6,7,1,2,3,4,5,6

19293268 look inside Rolling Stones -- Sheet Music Anthology (Piano/Vocal/Chords). By The Rolling Stones. For Piano/Vocal/Chords. This edition: Piano/Vocal/Chords. Artist/Personality; Book; Personality Book; Piano/Vocal/Chords. Sheet Music Anthology. Rock. 156 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34674).
"Bye Bye Love" (Everly Brothers) - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,2,3,4,#4,5

2884227 look inside Songs of the '50s - Second Edition (The Decade Series). Composed by Various. For Piano/Keyboard. Easy Piano Songbook. 208 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.110020).
"Chantilly Lace" (The Big Bopper) - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,2,b3,3,5

2904726 look inside Still More Songs Of The 50's (The Decade Series). Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. 1950s. Difficulty: easy-medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 175 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310029).
"Frere Jacques" (traditional) - scale degrees 5,1,2,3,4,5

5441986 look inside The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs (P/V/G). Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Music Sales America. Children's, Children's. Softcover. 208 pages. Music Sales #AM981398. Published by Music Sales (HL.14033182).
"Happy Birthday to You" - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,2,3,4,5

1587995 look inside Happy Birthday To You (Piano/Vocal). Composed by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill. For voice and piano. This edition: Piano/Vocal. Solo; Song - Secular. Novelty. Difficulty: medium. Single. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and chord names. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0404).
"Let's Go Fly a Kite" (from Mary Poppins - scale degrees 3,4,#4,5,6,7,1,2,3

2912208 look inside New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs - 6th Edition Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Disney. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, background text and color photos. 264 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313100).
"Only You" (The Platters) - scale degrees 3,4,#4,5,#5/b6,6,#6/b7,7,1,2,3

2884227 look inside Songs of the '50s - Second Edition (The Decade Series). Composed by Various. For Piano/Keyboard. Easy Piano Songbook. 208 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.110020).
"The Sound of Music" - scale degrees 6,b7,7,1,2,3,4,#4,5,6

2896306 look inside The Sound of Music - Easy Piano (Beginners Piano Book). Composed by Rodgers & Hammerstein. For Piano/Keyboard. Hal Leonard Easy Adult Piano. Broadway. Difficulty: easy-medium. Songbook. Easy piano notation, lyrics, chord names and black & white photos. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.301933).
"Summertime" (from Porgy and Bess) - scale degrees 5,b7,1,2,b3,4,5

1330048 look inside Summertime Composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937). For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Chords; Sheet; Solo. Piano Vocal. Broadway and Standards. Difficulty: medium. Single. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and chord names. 5 pages. Alfred Music #VS5985. Published by Alfred Music (HL.321845).
"Tears in Heaven" (Eric Clapton) - scale degrees 5,6,b7,7,1,2,b3,3,4,5

4979441 look inside The Best Acoustic Rock Songs Ever Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Pop and Rock. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, lyrics, piano accompaniment, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and harmony part. 384 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310984).
"Winnie the Pooh" - scale degrees 5,6,#6,7,1,2,3,4,5

2912208 look inside New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs - 6th Edition Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Disney. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, background text and color photos. 264 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313100).
"The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers" - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,2,3,4,#4,5

2912208 look inside New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs - 6th Edition Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Disney. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, background text and color photos. 264 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313100).
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" - scale degrees 5,6,7,1,#1,2,3,4,5

18786761 look inside America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country (P/V/G). Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Songbooks & Methods. Music Sales America. Patriotic, Sacred. Softcover. 320 pages. Music Sales #AM994950. Published by Music Sales (HL.14001752).
"You're a Grand Old Flag" - scale degrees 5,6,b7,7,1,#1,2,3,4,5

18786761 look inside America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country (P/V/G). Composed by Various. For Piano/Vocal/Guitar. Songbooks & Methods. Music Sales America. Patriotic, Sacred. Softcover. 320 pages. Music Sales #AM994950. Published by Music Sales (HL.14001752).


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