Follow the Star Christmas Songs for Piano Collection
Arrangements by Donna McFarland, Cherry Wilson and Tami Wilson
A set of arrangements of 14 well-known Christmas songs including Jingle Bells, Silent Night, We Three Kings and Up on the Housetop. Primer arrangements are as easy as possible with only one note at a time. Some songs have optional teacher accompaniments. The Level 1 arrangements contain some hands-together playing. Perfect for piano students who just started lessons in the fall and want to play music for Christmas.
These simple yet beautiful arrangements of well-known Christmas songs span the distance from easy Level 2 to almost ready for Level 3. Left hand parts include single notes, intervals and primary triads. * We Three Kings * Silent Night * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * O Come, O Come Emmanuel * What Child is This? (duet) * The First Noel * I Wonder as I Wander * Auld Lang Syne * The Holly and the Ivy * Nutcracker Suite Overture Theme *
This lively Level 3 collection of Christmas songs includes a bouncy Jingle Bells, Carol of the Bells simple enough to play at a quick tempo, a fresh arrangement of Go, Tell it On the Mountain, the jazzy Horses and Bells, the full 12 Days of Christmas, and a dreamy What Child is This? Also included are traditional Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and the Nutcracker Suite’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers.
A collection of fresh new arrangements of 10 Christmas songs. These arrangements can be used as a pedagogical tool along with students’ regular lesson repertoire. Level 4 includes a slow, dreamy Silent Night, Deck the Halls with a staccato ostinato bass line, a bouncy version of Away in the Manger (for Cowboys), and a traditional sing-a-long Joy to the World. Also included are: March of the Toy Soldiers (from the Nutcracker Suite), Good Christian Men, Rejoice!, Lo! How a Rose E’re Blooming, Angels We Have Heard on High, A Thousand Candles and Good King Wenceslas.
A collection of Christmas arrangements for the intermediate piano student, designed to be both functional and pleasing. Selections include the beautiful Mary, Did You Know?, a traditional O Holy Night, Pachelbel’s Canon with a Christmas twist, Russian Dance (from the Nutcracker Suite), a sing-a-long carol medley, an original carol by composer Gene Skinner and a lively First Five Days of Christmas, which is based on the traditional 12 Days of Christmas. This fresh new version ends with a boogie-woogie on Day 5 as the gift recipient pleads for no more birds.
This entry-level fake book features 24 well-known Christmas songs in lead sheet notation – melody, lyrics and chord symbols. A step-by-step tutorial shows players new to improvisation a method for getting started. All songs are in singable keys with no more than two sharps or flats in the key signature. Chords are simplified and melodies are in large, easy-to-read music notation. * Jingle Bells * Silent Night * Joy to the World * We Three Kings * O Holy Night * What Child is This? * The First Noel * We Wish You a Merry Christmas* and many more.
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