This book of First Australian Songs follows the world-renowned John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course method that has helped thousands of beginners learn the Piano. Now you can learn all of those famous Australian pop and folk songs with ease.
The John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course is one of the best-selling Piano methods ever, and for good reason. The collection of repertoire books that are intended as supplementary material for these tutors are equally deserving of their praise, with the way they enable students to put what they've learned into practice through familiar and famous songs. This particular songbook is made up of those Australian Songs that remind you of a beautiful beach with white sands and a crystal clear ocean, while also representing the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the great island.
Popular tunes like I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree and Waltzing Matilda perfectly supplement students working through parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Easiest Piano Course, with the songs are also ideal for use as sight-reading practice by more advanced students. Other familiar melodies include Waltzing Matilda, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo and, of course, The Australian National Anthem. By learning and playing fun songs from this book, students will be more motivated to play the Piano and will become more musical as a result.
What's more, this book is great in the sense that it creates a natural progression for beginners. The pieces become more difficult as they go on, meaning players have something to strive for. Also, because techniques like dynamics and phrasing (though essential) are not introduced until the later parts of the course, they have been omitted from the earlier parts of this songbook, so that initially the student remains focused on accuracy in the notes and rhythm.
To enhance learning through fun-to-play popular songs, the First Australian Songs book will bring a taste of down-under to your fingertips. These jaunty melodies and happy tunes will get you playing, and improving, in no time at all.