The Easiest Tune Book Of Christmas Carols - Book 1

Books | Piano

Publisher: Edwin Ashdown
Format: Sheet Music | Songbook
The Easiest Tune Book Of Christmas Carols is a splendid collection of twenty of the most popular and favourite Christmas carols in simple two-part harmony, with fingering, Guitar chords and lyrics.

Eleanor Franklin Pike has compiled a fabulous collection of basic tunes with the easiest of arrangements suitable for young beginners. The left hand remains entirely in the five-finger position, while the right hand plays the exact reproduction of the melodies, transposed into the simplest keys. The Easiest Tune Book is perfect for young (or older) beginners, of around grades 1 or 2, enabling them to easily play and learn some of the most timeless carols of all time.

Some of the best, most enjoyable carols are included in this book, such as God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, O Come, All Ye Faithful and Silent Night, all expertly arranged by Franklin Pike. As well as including lyrics and Guitar chords, what's really handy is some helpful fingering suggestions, which allow anyone to progress really quickly not just with these songs, but with Piano playing in general.

The Easiest Tune Book Of Christmas Carols is an old book, but the content remains as fresh, useful and beautiful as ever. It's testament to the brilliant arrangements of universally-loved tunes that this book still inspires and instils the Christmas spirit in beginning pianists so many years after its original publication.
ISBN: 9780711947177
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
No of pages: 24
Language: English
Catalogue No: EA10929

        The Easiest Tune Book Of Christmas Carols - Book 1 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Birkenhead GB Grade 6 Long ago
        The description was exactly what is said it was
        Unfortunately it was a little too easy for my ability. I was looking for something simple but not this over-simplified
        Confirmed purchase: 19 November 2018
        Published on: 03 December 2018
        10 out of 10


        Glossop GB
        Contains all the favourite carols
        Confirmed purchase: 22 October 2018
        Published on: 05 November 2018
        8 out of 10


        DEREHAM GB Older beginner
        Improves confidence when playing new tunes
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 10 October 2018
        Published on: 24 October 2018

        Musicroom Reviews

        This music book is really helpful and I have been learning to play the piano for just over two and half years now and I am able to teach myself from this book of carols, I also play the keyboard too. On Christmas Eve I always play a concert for my family
        Anonymous - (Manchester, United Kingdom)
        Excellent book of Christmas Carols for the (almost) beginner. Well thought out in hand positions, plus a good variety of all the well known carols.
        Anonymous - (Nantwich, United Kingdom)
        I think this series of books are one of the best for those approaching and of Grade 1 standard. They enable students to play simple but effective tunes quickly and easily over a wide number of genres.
        Anonymous - (Leeds, United Kingdom)
        An excellent beginners carol book.
        Anonymous - (Olney, United Kingdom)
        I played piano as a child for a short time and took it up again 8 weeks ago. Ive now got the book and its great, I havent left it down and with a little guidance from my tutor Ive managed to play most of the carols.
        Anonymous - (Antrim, United Kingdom)
        Excellent first carol book for someone around grade 1 standard. I found the chord symbols a bit misleading and wrong in some cases. However these can be avoided.
        Anonymous - (Wigan, United Kingdom)
        Looks really good and will enjoy playing the carols and it includes the words - shich is great. Thanks Pat
        Anonymous - (Jersey, United Kingdom)
        This is a great book for pianists of about grade 1 standard looking to learn some music for Christmas. The left hand stays in the same position throughout most of these carols and there is clear fingering for the right hand. Instead of using key signatures the sharps and flats are written in next to the notes. There are also guitar chord symbols which might be useful if someone in the family wants to join in on guitar.
        Anonymous - (Liskeard, United Kingdom)
        I find this book of carols very useful for beginners who can get almost immediate gratification from it. It is also useful since the chords are given for a fairly competent guitar player to play along and fill out the sound.
        Anonymous - (Chorley, United Kingdom)
        Highly recommended for the beginner/improver. Easy and comfortable to play with most of the favourites included.
        Anonymous - (Huntingdon, United Kingdom)
        Great book. Been using it for years.
        Anonymous - (Craigavon, United Kingdom)
        Great beginner Piano book for starter students.
        Anonymous - (Redruth, United Kingdom)
        This is exactly what it says. Easy for beginners and the tunes are easy to recognise.
        Anonymous - (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)
        A good well arranged book with a good selection of Christmas music. A+++++
        Anonymous - (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
        As an adult learner of the piano, who finds it hard to get to grips with reading music, this book makes the playing of well known carols relatively simple, and the learning of reading music easier. The ability to pick up tunes, with the help on the fingering makes this a joy to play and I really feel that I am progressing through using this book.
        Anonymous - ()
        I have been playing the piano for 60 years- teaching for 40 of those- and have never found a carol book to better this one.I used it as a child- the cover used to look old fashioned but now I think it's become delightfully "retro"!! Eleanor Franklin Pike makes the carols easy to play at a speed where people can join in. They also are always in singable keys! How often do you find "easy" tunes in really low keys, making it sometimes impossible for particularly children's voices to sing along.BUY IT!!! A few relatively unknown carols in book 2, book one's the one to get first!
        Anonymous - (Glandford, United Kingdom)
        fantastic book for both my children who are at different stages and different ages 7 and 13. There is something for everyone in this book and the kids can't wait to put on a christmas show for the whole family.
        Anonymous - (York, United Kingdom)
        Great book, even the beginner to piano playing will find this easy to play and enjoy playing Christmas carols.
        Anonymous - (ARGYLL, United Kingdom)
        A great book, not really dated, full of classic carols in easy arrangements with sensible fingering. A book which anyone around Grade 1+ can do lots of work of on their own which is always nice over the Christmas period when there are no lessons!
        Anonymous - (Wirral, United Kingdom)
        This is a nice easy piano Christmas carol book. Its simple notation and popular carols make it a firm favourite with many of my students. I can highly recommend this book.
        Anonymous - (Newark, United Kingdom)