The optional accompaniments are easy enough for siblings with only a few years of piano!
More Christmas Favorites is a collection of five well-known Christmas songs and carols arranged for students playing five-finger patterns. Each song has an easy accompaniment with chords. The student part contains the melody so the accompaniments are optional. Fingering is carefully marked in both the student and accompaniment parts. The student part in this book is slightly more difficult than the first Christmas Favorites book, but is easy enough for a first year student if you teach some eighth notes and dotted rhythms by rote. Hands stay in middle C position for most of the carols. One song has some easy and fun crossovers with the left hand.
The holidays are a perfect time to encourage families and friends to make music together! The optional accompaniments include chords to encourage Dad or Mom to play along on a guitar or ukulele or even to play chords on the piano. The piano accompaniment is easy, so that a sibling, friend, or relative who has had a few years of piano can play along. Parents and siblings often have trouble reading two hands on one staff in the way they are usually written in method books. However, the accompaniments in More 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. If your printer prints on both sides, start with the table of contents and the pages should open correctly. I suggest you use at least 24# paper for both side printing.
- Away in a Manger
- Deck the Halls
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- O Christmas Tree
- Silent Night
This is a studio license, so a single teacher can make unlimited copies for years of playing.
Christmas Favorites is a 16-page PRINTABLE PDF file and a one page file for the cover, made to be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The music file includes a table of contents, five carols with optional duets, a page for students to check off the songs they learn, and a certificate. 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 files 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!