John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: First Christmas Tunes

John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: First Christmas Tunes

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Series: John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course
Catalogue #: WMR000210
ISBN: 9780711956896


First Christmas Tunes is a festive and fun repertoire of 26 pieces for beginner pianists that complement the renowned John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course.

The pieces included in the book are the all-time Christmas classics, with compositions that are familiar to everyone such as O Come All Ye Faithful, Deck The Halls and an essential that should be in everyone's repertoire, We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Every piece is enjoyable to play and fun to listen to, making this perfect for the Christmas season when these tunes will get everyone, regardless of age or taste, into the spirit. 

The songs in First Christmas Tunes get progressively more challenging, beginning with basic pieces that would be ideal for the beginner who is just learning to play with both hands. As the book goes on, the tunes get more advanced, giving beginners a chance to strive towards the more difficult pieces, but also meaning the book will last at least a year or two as the pupil can return to the book each successive Christmas to consolidate what they have learned over the year. The songs could also be used as sight-reading practice for beginners who have mastered the techniques. 

Pupils will love the recognisable tunes that will help them put into practice what they've learned. The festive favourites within this selection such as God Rest You Merry Gentlemen and Jingle Bells are presented in simplified arrangements so that familiar tunes can be learned immediately, boosting confidence and enjoyment. 

So for the perfect addition to your Christmas, why not pick up John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: First Christmas Tunes, and enjoy the collection of merry melodies and holiday harmonies to get you into the spirit of everyone's favourite season. 

John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: First Christmas Tunes reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
10 out of 10


Mossley GB Piano Teacher
A wide choice of music for students to work through.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 17 December 2015
Published on: 08 January 2016
9 out of 10


Ballater GB Private piano teacher
It's graded so that even the youngest beginner can learn to play well known Christmas Music.
Confirmed purchase: 09 November 2015
Published on: 08 December 2015
9 out of 10


Mansfield GB Young piano players
Easy tunes at the front progressing to more difficult ones at the back.
Confirmed purchase: 19 November 2013
Published on: 27 June 2014

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating As a piano teacher I use many different Christmas carols books. The John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course is my favourite book for the earliest learners. The first few carols in the book are in the 5-fingers-position making the carols very easy to play, which in turn adds confidence to the student. I have found that whether my students are as young as 5 years or as mature as 55 years plus they all seem to love this first Christmas carol book.
See more reviews by The Piano Teacher - (Newark, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating a fun piece of music to learn
See more reviews by Topsie - (Irvine, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating My son immediately opened this one and was so excited to start - it's great to have recognisable tunes at this level of playing. He's on the John Thompson piano course Book 3, and this one is good for a change of pace.
See more reviews by H Livingstone - (Stavanger, Norway)

Customer Rating I recommend this book each year to my beginners students. It can be used for players who are just learning to play with two hands but then can be used the following christmas as it moves onto more difficult pieces.

Customer Rating easily accessible Christmas songs and hymns for the beginner to enjoy
See more reviews by Stella - (Norwich, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Good for beginners

Customer Rating Superb - bought 10 this year as ability range in the book is from beginner to around grade 1 so suits alot of people for at least 2 years if not more

See more reviews by piano4solihull - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Fantastic for beginner - grade 1
Progressive xmas tunes and so far all ten pupils have loved theirs and even the young ones are working their way through them without even stressing about not knowing all the tunes
See more reviews by piano4solihull - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This book provides traditional christmas tunes for every level of beginner & my pupils have loved it

Customer Rating It had very nice Christmas songs and it was fun playing them!
See more reviews by Sofia - (FELTHAM, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This is a great book, which really encourages beginner pianists. I have been using it with pupils who have been learning piano for less than one year. It is progressive, so any tunes which are too difficult this year, can be tackled next Christmas. My pupils really love being able to play "real music" and I accompany them with improvised duet parts.

Customer Rating A lovely book, perfect for complete beginners!
See more reviews by - (MAIDSTONE, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This is my favourite carol book for beginners. Students who have been learning a very short time will be able to play the first five pieces but there are enough harder tunes to last for another couple of years.
See more reviews by Hannah85

Customer Rating My grandson is learning to play the piano at school and this book was recommended.
It was very easy to find it on the MusicRoom website and it was delivered in 2 days - excellent service as usual.

Customer Rating Perfect for a complete beginner. I can play very simple tunes that are recognisable.

Customer Rating Superb for beginners - grade 3 ish as start off with realy easy to follow one hand at a time and no black notes right up to grade 3 pupils sight reading them end ones - so it suits alot of people. I have children and adults using it and they ALL love it - aged 7-76
See more reviews by piano4solihull - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating A must for all beginning pianists! I wish the lyrics were listed but all in all, this is a "Must Have" when it comes to Christmas.
See more reviews by Vianna - (Poole, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This is a useful first Christmas book starting from pre-Grade 1 level. Useful because it will last at least 2 Christmases for beginner students. The pieces get progressively harder through the book. The only downside is that whilst including most of the favourites, there are also quite a few tunes that are not that well known. At this stage most people want to play a Christmas tune that they know well.

Customer Rating An excellent book. I used it with beginners of all ages and they loved it! The book starts with tunes with thumbs shaing middle c (sharing the tune between hands), progressing to tune in right with chords in the left. Also the right hand moves to 'thumb on F' hand position near the end. This book will get used again and again!

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 32 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Willis Music
Arranger: John Thompson

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