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30 Christmas Piano Favorites, from Zero to Mozart
Easy Piano - Level 1 - Digital Download
Arranged by Scott Camp. Christmas, Instructional, Standards. Score. 168 pages. Scott Camp #2926379. Published by Scott Camp (A0.553031).
Item Number: A0.553031
LEARN PIANO BY PLAYING 30 CHRISTMAS PIANO FAVORITES
90 Progressively Sequenced Arrangements
From Zero to Mozart
Arranged by Scott Camp
3 Versions Per Song: Book 1, 2, and 3
1. Angels We Have Heard on High
2. Auld Lang Syne
3. Away in a Manger
4. Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
5. Carol of the Bells (Ukranian Bell Carol)
6. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
7. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky)
8. Deck the Halls
9. The First Noel
10. Go Tell It On The Mountain
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
12. Good King Wenceslas
13. Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah by Handel)
14. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
15. I Saw Three Ships on Christmas Day
16. Jingle Bells
17. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
18. Joy to the World (Handel)
19. O Christmas Tree
20. O Come, All Ye Faithful
21. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
22. O Holy Night
23. O Little Town of Bethlehem
24. Silent Night
25. The Twelve Days of Christmas
26. Trepak (from the Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky)
27. Up on the Housetop
28. We Three Kings
29. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
30. What Child is This?
This collection consists of three versions of each song, progressing in difficulty for the first, second, and third years of piano study, for a total of 90 arrangements. By combining all three difficulty levels in one collection, it is possible to work from beginning to end, creating your own "crash course" in playing piano music.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
These are the arrangements I created for my piano students during the Christmas season. Over the years, I observed that for most students, there is not enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to learn big arrangements of new material, but, if we build on the previous years' work, students can prepare impressive performances even during a busy holiday season.
The premise of this collection is that if you know and love these songs, you will be able to use these songs to learn how to play piano music in general. For many years, the songs in the first book have been learned, performed, and enjoyed by students who only started piano lessons 3 months earlier. So, here's how to do it:
In Book One, play all the songs starting with the ones you know and love the most. In all fairness, you’re not starting at exactly "zero". You will need to know the names of the white keys on the piano, and number your fingers 1-5, thumb is one and little finger is five. Hand Positions are always presented, and except for Middle C Position, they tell you the lowest note of the hand position: LH (left hand) 5 or RH (right hand) 1.
"Middle C Position" (both thumbs on middle C) is the only hand position that does not indicate the lowest note. Santa's picture means Middle C position, with no hand position changes, so these are the easiest.
In Book Two, the RH (right hand) progresses to playing complete melodies by itself, freeing the LH (left hand) to play TRIADS in root position for a solid accompaniment. Triads are easily recognized three note chords (LH fingers 5 3 1) with the hand position note on the bottom (lowest note).
This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.
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