Little Voices Showtunes brings together five fun songs from stand-out musicals, all specially selected and arranged in two parts (SS) for young groups and choirs. The included CD contains complete Vocal and Piano versions plus Piano-only accompaniments to each song.
Each themed book in the Little Voices series contains five songs that make a perfect introduction to part-singing for beginner groups.
OK but the CD will not be used by myself as found it a poor substitute for a real accompaniment. However the CD will be very helpful for anyone teaching who does not have the ability for or facility of a piano.
I will use the book but was also disappointed with the selection. many better songs for the age range available. Anonymous
- (Oswestry, United Kingdom)
An excellent resource for music teachers and choir directors. The backing tracks are very easy to follow and the harmonies simple for children to learn. Fun song selection that encourages both boys and girls to join a choir! Thank you! Anonymous
- (Ascot, United Kingdom)
a good starter for a new choir
- (Etchingham, United Kingdom)
Great backing tracks. Orchestration is excellent and perfect for working with children who can't harmonise very well! Anonymous
- (Bradford, United Kingdom)
I was not very happy with this Showtunes books for children. I thought that the 2 part harmonies were contrived and often did not fit very well with the chord progressions. When I used them with my class they were less than enthusiastic and so I instead made up my own harmonies. Anonymous
Not a bad arrangement - though perhaps a little high in pitch! Would be useful also to have phocopiable song words and individual melody lines on the CD to learn the parts. Better for more able musicians than self taught choir leaders! Anonymous
My Junior choir are enjoying learning the songs. Really easy for them to pick up quickly. The only fault is that there is not a photocopiable words only page. Nothing that can't be done yourself though! Anonymous
- (Ashford, United Kingdom)