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30 Christmas Piano Favorites For First Year Piano
Easy Piano - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Various. Arranged by Scott Camp. Christian, Christmas, Instructional, Standards. Score. 54 pages. Scott Camp #2913139. Published by Scott Camp (A0.552982).
Item Number: A0.552982
30 Christmas Songs arranged for FIRST YEAR PIANO STUDENTS.
This same collection of songs is also available for SECOND and THIRD year piano students. Each year builds on the previous arrangement.
Angels We Have Heard on High
Auld Lang Syne
Away in a Manger
Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
Carol of the Bells
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from the Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky)
Deck the Halls
The First Noel
Go Tell It on the Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah by George Frederick Handel)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships on Christmas Day
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Joy to the World (Handel)
O Christmas Tree
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Trepak (from the Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky)
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This?
Students love these arrangements because having hand positions and finger numbers means they can "sightread" the easier songs, and put together the more challenging songs with reasonable effort.
"Middle C Position" songs found in other Christmas first year/Primer collections (Bastien, Alfreds, Faber, etc) are included here, too, but as much as possible, these arrangements help students break free from the handcuffs of that confining position. And though easy to play, Middle C position doesn't generally work for singing.
All these arrangements are best enjoyed as duets with the instructor. I added instructor duet accompaniments for the songs where I need this myself--that is, when the songs are more complicated than just basic I IV V7 chords, etc.
So, good luck! And, remember, each year you are working towards next year's more advanced arrangement of all of these favorite Christmas songs.
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Scott Camp studied jazz piano, improvisation, composition, and theory at the University of Tennessee (BA), New England Conservatory of Music (BM, MM), and the University of Iowa (doctoral studies in theory/composition). Scott was a board member and past president of the Asheville Area Piano Forum, where he taught piano lessons and also served as pianist/choir director. Scott's students' piano recital performances, as well as his own performances, are well documented on YouTube, in addition to two full length albums with wife Patsy Brison, RAIN DOWN LOVE (2013) and FOR A BETTER WORLD (2016) available on iTunes.
While teaching piano in the Asheville area from 2003-2015, Scott created the V (gap) system of notating expanded hand positions through which all piano music can be presented and learned through hand positions and finger numbers.
Find all the scottnotes/V arrangements on my Publisher Page on Sheet Music Plus: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/scott-camp/5034
21 Guns (GREENDAY) http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20317666
Human (CHRISTINA PERRI) http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20317669
Paradise (COLDPLAY) http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20317672
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