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 From The Beginning 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 the bestselling method.
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 and techniques as 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 making great music 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 book progresses to 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 this Keyboard From The 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 musical technique and construct an exciting 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 independent right and left hand. Each tune also features some helpful hints and tips so that you get off to exactly the right start, ensuring that, from the very beginning, the perfect mix of theoretical technique and musical enjoyment is achieved, making learning this instrument as fun as playing it.
If you know a primary school-age pupil who has ever wanted to learn the Keyboard or Piano, but has been unsure where to begin, point them in the direction of the Keyboard From The Beginning Songbook
, the perfect musical companion to the Keyboard From The Beginning Tuition Book
that makes learning some favourite tunes fun and enjoyable.