The Keyboard From The Beginning: Songbook is a fantastic collection of favourite songs specially chosen for primary school-age children starting to learn the instrument. The Keyboard FromTheBeginning series is an ideal introduction to the instrument, and this Songbook is a great companion selection of tunes that follow the same format, ideal for those working through thebestsellingmethod.
If you've been working through the Keyboard From The Beginning book, this songbook will be familiar to you, with a similar structure and introduction of new skills andtechniquesas you progress through the book. This is a selection of well-loved songs as well as classical favourites that have been notated with simplified arrangements and annotated with fingering guides, ensuring you start makinggreatmusic no matter how much of a beginner you are.
Beginning with very simple tunes for one hand like Jingle Bells, When The Saints Go Marching In and Skip To My Lou, the bookprogressesto songs that can be swiftly mastered with both hands such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and culminating with Spring (from 'The Four Seasons'). Not only has thisKeyboard FromThe Beginning Songbook been designed as an ideal complement to the tuition method, the songs contained within are matched to different techniques, so it will simultaneously build musicaltechnique and construct anexciting repertoire for the student.
As the pupil progresses through this book, they will be introduced to techniques like shifting hand positions, flats, legato, rests,the pentatonic scales,and different chords. Lyrics are included for most songs in the first part of this Beginner's Songbook,
helping students with their rhythm as they progress to playing with an independentright and left hand.
- ISBN: 9781783058532 (1783058536)