Play It! Christmas Songs
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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.

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Date de parution 29 octobre 2019
Nombre de lectures 6
EAN13 9781513262536
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 2 Mo

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By Jenni fer Ke mmeter and Antimo M arrone
A Superf ast W ay to Learn A wesome Songs on Y ou r Piano or Keyb oard
LEVEL 1

CHRISTMAS SONGS
© 2019 by Je nnifer Kemmete r and Antimo Marrone
All righ ts res erve d. No part of this book may be reprod uced or transmitte d in any form or by any mea ns, electro nic or mechanica l, including photo copying, recording, or by any infor mation st orage a nd retrieval sys tem, without written p ermission of the publisher .
Library of Congres s Control N umber: 201 99513 76
ISBN: 97815132 62512 (p aperback) | 9781 513262529 (hardbound) | 97815132 62536 (e -boo k)
Proudly distr ibuted by Ingram Pub lisher Serv ices.
Published by Gr aphic Ar ts Books an imprint of We st Margin Press
West MarginPress. com
WEST MARGIN PRESS
Publishing Direc tor: Je nnifer Newens Marketin g Manager: Angela Zbo rnik Editor: Olivia Ngai Design & Prod uction: Rachel Lopez Metzger
Content s
GOOD PIANO POSTU RE 7
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 8
LET’S GET ST AR TED! 10
TIME TO WA RM UP! 11
EXERCISE 1 12
Jingle Bells 13
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 14
EXERCISE 2 15
EXERCISE 3 16
Christmas is Coming 17
EXERCISE 4 18
Joy to the W orld 19
Here We Co me A- Car oling 20
We Wish Y ou a Merry Christmas 21
Deck the Halls 22
We Th ree Kings of Ori ent Are 23
The First Noel 24
EXERCISE 5 25
Away in a Manger 26
I Saw Three Ships 27
Oh Come All Y e Faithful 28
Go T el l It on the Mountai n 29
Angels We H ave Heard on High 30
Good King We nceslas 31
QUIZ TIME! 32
EXERCISE 6 33
O Holy Night 34
From Sta rry Skies Thou Comes t 35
Once in Royal David’s City 36
In the Bleak Midwin ter 37
EXERCISE 7 38
Up on the Housetop 40
Hark! The Heral d Angels Sing 41
The 12 Days of Chri stmas 42
EXERCISE 8 44
QUIZ TIME! 45
Gloucestershi re Wass ail 46
I Heard the Bells on C hristmas Day 47
Ding Dong Merrily on H igh 48
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel ’s M essiah ) 49
It Came Upon A Midni ght Clear 50
What Child is This ? 51
EXERCISE 9 52
Oh Little T ow n of Bethlehem 53
EXERCISE 10 54
Auld Lang Syne 55
O Christmas T re e 56
EXERCISE 11 57
Silent Night 58
God Rest Y e Merry Gentlemen 59
QUIZ TIME! 60
EXERCISE 12 61
Jesu, Joy o f Man’ s D esiring 62
Nutcracker Marc h 63
LABELS & CERTIFICA TE OF COMPLETION 64

Hi Kids! M y Name is Zo oey I’m going to teach yo u how to pl ay music Using my awes ome system y ou don’ t need to know anyt hing fanc y or techni cal— all you n eed is to know your co lors be able to follow a tune and maybe e ven sing along It’ s easy! Once y ou learn m y cool color c oded system you’ll be able to play a bunch of s ongs you probably already rec ognize j ust by pressing the colors on the k eyboar d Let’ s play!
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Good Piano Po sture

also know n as The Pro’ s Pose!
It may not seem import ant at f ir st but when you sit down to p lay the way y ou sit on th e bench or chair plays a par t in how good y our music s ounds Follow th is diagr am to look and sou nd like a pro:
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Let your u pper arms hang loose and relax ed from y our shoulder
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Keep you r back stra ight and lean fo rwa rd slightly
3

You want your e lbows slig htly higher th an the ke yboard to get the best soun d from the ke ys (y ou may need to adjust the seat height or sit on a book to get thin gs just right )
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Sit on the fro nt half of the benc h or chair s o that yo ur weight is p ositioned forw ard toward the key board
5

Position you rself so that your knees are sligh tly underneat h the keybo ard
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Keep yo ur feet f la t on the f lo or If they don ’t touch put some books or a step underneath the m
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Use rounded h ands to strik e the k eys—hold y our wrist s above the keyb oard and arch y our f in gers down toward the k eys
That’ s it! Now yo u look lik e a r ock sta r!
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Now that yo u look cool at t he key board you ’re just f iv e steps a way from playi ng your fi rst song! H ere’ s how:
BCDEF GAB DEFG ABCDE F C
MIDDLE

How to U se Th is Book
is the C ke y nearest the center of the ke yboard Middle C
1

Cut out the color-coded labels on page 65 or 67. Be sur e to set aside the re d “Middle C” label, because t his one is special. T he letters on the labels r epresent the musical notes on the ke yboard. So, red labels re present C notes in music; yellow labels r epresent E notes; blue labels repre sent G notes; etcetera.
TIP: To make t he labels last longer, ask your paren t or teacher to laminate the sheet of labels befor e cutting t hem.
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Attach the “Middle C” label t o the ke yboard. It’s the one neares t the center of the k eyboard that’ s shaped lik e an “ L ”. Y ou can use tape or rem ovable blue put ty to secu re the label.

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