Jolly Old St. Nick
Up on the Housetop
Students like to play Christmas songs they know! And the optional accompaniments are easy, too!
Christmas Favorites is a collection of five well-known Christmas songs and carols arranged for beginners playing five-finger patterns. The student part contains the melody so the accompaniments are optional. Four of the songs are in middle C position and there are no eighth notes. Each song includes fingering and expression marks.
The holidays are a perfect time to encourage families and friends to make music together, so I included parts for friends and family. There are chords to encourage Dad or Mom to play along on a guitar or ukulele or even to play chords on the piano. The optional accompaniment parts were carefully written so that a sibling who has had a few years of piano can play along. Parents and siblings often have trouble reading two hands on one staff they way they are usually written in method books at this level. However, the accompaniments in Christmas Favorites are written on the treble and bass staves (with fingering!) to make it easier for parents and late elementary siblings to play along. The book also includes a certificate, a song check-off list, and a table of contents.
- Jingle Bells
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas
- Good King Wenceslas
- Up on the Housetop
- We Three Kings of Orient Are
This is a studio license, so a single teacher can make unlimited copies for years of playing.
Christmas Favorites is a 17-page PRINTABLE PDF file measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. You will also receive a file with the color cover. The file includes a table of contents, five carols with optional duets, and a page for students to check off the songs they learn. Please double-check the email you use as well as your PayPal account email, so PayPal will send it to your correct email address.
Your files are sent to your email address as a high-resolution PDF. You have 60 days to download the files before they expire. Once you have downloaded your file, you may print it yourself or use a print shop of your choice. Please note that this listing does not include a physical item. If you do not receive your file soon after you place your order, check your trash/spam folder and the email address you used. Contact me if you can’t find your files!