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The Nutcracker Activity Book, Book 1

8 Favorites from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano - Early Elementary; Elementary
8 Favorites from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Tom Gerou. Masterworks; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Christmas; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic; Secular; Winter. Book. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22432).

Item Number: AP.22432

ISBN 0739033689.

Designed for first-year students who are beginning to read music notation, this music activity volume contains eight familiar melodies from The Nutcracker Suite. All student parts are in five-finger position and do not contain dotted rhythms or eighth notes. Optional teacher/parent duets provide additional harmonic and rhythmic support. The activity pages reinforce rhythm patterns, musical terms and theory with games, puzzles and coloring pages.

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  • 4

    Dana from
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  • 2009-11-19 00:00:00.0 Great for First-Year Students

    This is a music-combination coloring book, VERY CHARMING. Older students will balk at the easiness of the melodies, and how they differ from the actual Tchaikovsky tunes -- but that is just a problem inherent in all beginner arrangements. There are no eighth notes, so the melodies are necessarily simpler...

    -sounding. For this reason, they may not initially recognize the tunes. That said, this book could be a real treasure for a student who's just reading around the Middle C range with some ease, and knows the Nutcracker ballet music! The accompanying teacher duets are nicely written, making the simple Primos fun to play! And the pictures are fabulous.

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