Play It! Christmas Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard

Play It! Christmas Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard

by Jennifer Kemmeter, Antimo Marrone

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Overview

A fun and easy way to learn to play the piano or keyboard, with helpful instruction on classic and favorite songs.

Written by the author of the best-selling Build It! series in collaboration with an experienced piano teacher, the Play It! books teaches how to play the piano or keyboard in a simple, effective way. Using color-coded notes and character icons, the books include piano sheets of popular and favorite songs as well as a primer on how to read sheet music and some basic techniques. For beginners ages 5 and up, Play It! is the perfect companion on your musical journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513262536
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: Play It!
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 65
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Kemmeter is a designer and publisher, as well as the author and creator of the best-selling Build It! series, easy and fun LEGO® books with creative building projects for young kids. Her new Play It! series focuses on teaching beginners how to read sheet music and play the piano or keyboard. Through books, she seeks to develop image-based tools to aid children in developing logical and creative approaches to independent problem solving. Jennifer lives in London, England, with twin sons who fill her home with their own piano education.

Antimo Marrone earned a Masters degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and has taught piano in Italy and the United Kingdom since 2000. He has instructed students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in technique, music theory, improvisation, composition, and history. Antimo is passionate about developing innovative techniques to help students learn more effectively and become more motivated, and seeks to apply this passion to his love of music and piano.

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Includes these songs:

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  3. Christmas is Coming
  4. Joy to the World
  5. Here We Come A-Caroling
  6. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  7. Deck the Halls
  8. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  9. The First Noel
  10. Away in a Manger
  11. I Saw Three Ships
  12. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
  13. Go Tell It on the Mountain
  14. Angels We Have Heard on High
  15. Good King Wenceslas
  16. O Holy Night
  17. From Starry Skies Thou Comest
  18. Once in Royal David’s City
  19. In the Bleak Midwinter
  20. Up on the Housetop
  21. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  22. The 12 Days of Christmas
  23. Gloucestershire Wassail
  24. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  25. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  26. Hallelujah Chorus (Handel’s Messiah)
  27. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  28. What Child is This?
  29. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  30. Auld Lang Syne
  31. O Christmas Tree
  32. Silent Night
  33. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  34. Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  35. Nutcracker March

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"I wanted my twin sons to learn piano but traditional methods proved frustrating and intimidating, so Antimo and I created this beginner piano book series for young children that uses color coded notes and icons to make learning fun and easy."

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