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Happy Birthday: TQP Level 2

According to the 1998 Guinness Book of Records Happy Birthday is the most recognisable song in the English Language. [1]

This history of this is disputed, however the accepted history is that it is based on a song by the Hill sisters called 'Good Morning to All' [2]

The lyrics of Happy Birthday first appeared in 1935 [3] and was copywritten, this copyright would have expired 75 years later in 2010. This was overturned by a judge [4] who ruled

In a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims, the judge ruled that Warner/Chappell never had the right to charge for the use of the “Happy Birthday To You” song. Warner had been enforcing a copyright since 1988, when it bought Birch Tree Group, the successor to Clayton F. Summy Co., which claimed the original disputed copyright.

Download the Music

Note: This version includes a dotted quaver semiquaver rhythm which is not covered in level 2 - however it is accepted that everyone plays this rhythm so it should be included.

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Hands Together Demonstration Video

Left Hand Demonstration Video

Right Hand Demonstration Video


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