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A Charlie Brown Christmas(TM)

By Vince Guaraldi

Piano/Keyboard - SMP Primer Level (Early Elementary)
Composed by Vince Guaraldi. Five Finger Piano Songbook. TV, Jazz, Children, Christmas. 40 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.316069).

Item Number: HL.316069

ISBN 0634029827. 9x12 inches.

This beloved holiday classic is eagerly anticipated every season by kids of all ages! This songbook features all 10 great Vince Guaraldi tunes from the soundtrack: Christmas Is Coming • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) • Christmas Time Is Here • Für Elise • Hark, the Herald Angels Sing • Linus and Lucy • My Little Drum • O Tannenbaum • Skating • What Child Is This. Also includes pages of B&W Peanuts™ line art.

About SMP Primer Level (Early Elementary)

Very beginning music. Five-finger positions with no chords and almost no hand position movement.

  • Christmas Is Coming 
  • O Tannenbaum 
  • Skating 
  • Fur Elise 
  • My Little Drum 
  • Linus And Lucy 
  • What Child Is This 
  • Christmas Time Is Here 
  • Hark, The Herald Angels Sing 
  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 

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  • 5

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  • January 02, 2009 Great collection for the very beginner

    These are an excellently done adaptations on the original Charlie Brown Christmas. They are perfect for a student's first or second year Christmas recital. The one and only reason that I would suggest holding it off for the second year is that the student is required to know eighth...

    notes, which most first year students don't. The problem, of course, with waiting is that by the second year most students are beyond 5 finger melodies. However, if you want to do this book before eighth notes are introduced (ie. first year) I suggest teaching the rhythms and note values by rote and using the music to jog their memory about which notes their playing. This is the most effective way of teaching this book that I have found to date.

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  • 5

    J Koehler
    Detroit, MI
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  • May 18, 2007 Not just for Christmas

    This book has a really nice 5-finger arrangement of Fur Elise and Linus and Lucy. I've purchased multiple copies to use year-round.

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