BIG BOOK OF SONGS - SAMPLE PAGES
Above you'll find a sample page from THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER (ISBN # 0-9718936-2-4) a great way of beginning piano for older kids.
Also, THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER includes songs which require the black keys of the piano, called "flats and sharps."
Since playing with the black keys is more complicated to a younger child who is just starting than playing only on the white keys, we suggest you start beginning piano with perhaps PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT if you have a younger child.
All beginning piano methods, regardless of the age of the child starting, start out with the white keys of the piano, leaving black keys for later.
For these reasons, PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT are perhaps a better introduction for younger children. THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER is intended for older children, 7-12.
Children love the pictures at first, as in PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT and then place less and less emphasis on them, just playing as many songs as they can.
Our advice is to purchase PIANO IS EASY or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT at first, if your child is under 6. If your child wants to go further with playing by numbers, or if you have an older child who is ready for beginning piano, then purchase THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER.
Click here to see a list of the 134 songs in THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER.
PLUS: We've added four new great songs to the new edition of THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS; THE ENTERTAINER, 12TH STREET RAG, ABA DABA HONEYMOON, and AFTER YOU'VE GONE.
WHY IS THIS METHOD DIFFERENT?
Our books are designed to provide children with preparation for beginning piano lessons, a fun process they can do at home, before they start regular piano lessons.
All other piano methods start kids far too quickly, causing early frustration and eventually leading most to quit.
We've found this failure can be prevented by starting your child playing piano "by number" at home, and then making a slow and smooth transition to reading sheet music using our fun music activity book, I CAN READ MUSIC!
This "Fun Method" has proven results, turning children into happy, interested experimenters who enjoy tinkering with the piano.
HOW SHOULD I USE THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER?
Wait until your child is utterly comfortable with every song in PIANO IS EASY and/or THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT before moving forward.
When they are ready, and need another challenge with piano by number, or if you have an older child who is ready to try piano, introduce THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER.
This book introduces the use of the black keys of the piano. It's an easy concept to master once the child is comfortable with familiar songs on the white keys (PIANO IS EASY and THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT have all the songs on the white keys.)
See also: PRESCHOOL PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for the youngest kids
See also: CHILDREN'S MULTI BOOK PACKAGE: Includes books for older AND younger children
See also: ADULT PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for adult beginners
BIG BOOK OF SONGS BOOK PACKAGE:
THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 150 page illustrated song book with 134 fun, familiar songs, and removable numbered stickers.
Every book package order of THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start children reading music. Click here for sample pages.
Every book package order of THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO. This video will have you playing chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!
2 BOOKS and DVD
Click here to see SAMPLE PAGES Click here to see a LIST OF SONGS
BIG BOOK OF SONGS BOOK PACKAGE $39.95
You can also purchase individual books with CD $24.95
See also HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN TO READ MUSIC
See also EXPLORING CHILDREN'S PIANO FINGERING GAMES USING FAMILIAR SONGS
See also PIANO, THE HOBBY THAT GROWS
See also TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP
See also EASY CLASSICAL PIANO BY NUMBER
See also ORIGINS OF THE BLACK PIANO KEYS
See also PIANO CHORD GAMES FOR KIDS
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