Songs I Already Know

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Students love to play songs they know!

Songs I Already Know is a collection of 10 well-known children’s songs arranged for young beginners with lyrics, duet parts, and hand drawn illustrations.  The melodies are written in a variety of hand positions on or near middle C to encourage children not to associate a finger with a certain piano key. There are a minimum of finger numbers and expression marks so children can concentrate on note reading. Each song includes an optional easy piano duet part. Parents and siblings often have trouble reading two hands on one staff, which is how most teacher duets are written at this level. However, the duets in Songs I Already Know are written on the treble and bass staves to make it easier for parents and older students to play along.

Songs include:

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Down by the Station
  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • Eency Weeny Spider
  • Are You Sleeping
  • Hickory, Dickory Dock
  • It’s Raining It’s Pouring
  • Do Your Ears Hang Low
  • Bingo
  • The Farmer in the Dell

This is a studio license, so a single teacher can make unlimited copies for years of playing.

Songs I Already Know is an 23-page PRINTABLE PDF file measuring 8.5 x 11 inches.  The file includes the color cover, a table of contents, ten songs 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 completed file will be emailed to you as a high resolution PDF. 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 the email address on your PayPal account and the email address you use on this site.


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8 reviews for Songs I Already Know

  1. Julie Arras

    Love this book!! I bought it and immediately gave it to 4 elementary students, two of whom practice very little. All four played the entire book the day I gave it to them and they absolutely loved singing while playing these songs over and over and over!! I wish I had bought it long ago and will use it with all my elementary students in the future!! Would love more books like this!!

  2. Mary Tunnell

    This is the best collection of familiar songs for young students. Most of my young students finish this book very quickly because they love it. I like the hand placement pictures and the large print too.

  3. Lisa Williams

    I love this book so much that I have used it for the last several years as part of my standard curriculum. For younger students I assign 2 songs per week and for older students I assign several songs as sight-reading. The familiar tunes, hand placement legend, lyrics (kids LOVE the lyrics) and large print make this one of my studio favorites.

    • Susan Paradis

      Wow, Lisa! Thanks for letting me know!

  4. Jill

    My students love playing these songs that they recognize. They are highly motivated to play songs the whole family likes to hear! I like how they are laid out on the page – very easy to read and visually appealing.

    • Susan Paradis

      Jill, sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to place the music on the page. I put a lot of thought into it, and I’m glad you noticed!

  5. Melissa Bethel

    Just gave this to a couple of my students yesterday! One is still in early elementary level and his sister is late elementary. BUT…I think these songs will get them practicing for a little bit. She played all 10 songs during a part of her lesson. He made it through most, but has to work because of the moving hand positions. (That’s great!!)

    • Susan Paradis

      Melissa, thanks for your comment. Sometimes I underestimate how much harder it is when the hand positions change, even though I try so hard to give the different positions so they don’t get locked into one! I think it is just how some students think.

  6. lyali

    thank you so much for these songs I relay used it

  7. Jan

    I can’t wait to use this new book, “Songs I Already Know”. Not only are the songs familiar to most of my students, the duets make them even more fun. They are so well done….simple, yet just right. I like the fact that they aren’t busy enough to distract my little ones while we play together. This will be the perfect “back to lessons” activity for a lot of my students when we start next week. It will be a lesson for some and a sight reading activity for others. Thank you, Susan Paradis! You’ve done it again!!

  8. Joanne Tadych

    I was excited to see Susan’s new book “Songs I Already Know”. Unfortunately, I have found that my students DO NOT know some of these songs, so it will be a double learning tool. The art work is beautiful and so reflective of each song. I love playing duets with my students, and that is a real bonus in Susan’s new book. I had already used “Sunny Solos” and “More Sunny Solos”, and each week my student asked to play them. This new book is filled with great songs and is truly a treasure.

    • Susan Paradis

      Thank you so much for taking the time to review the book. I appreciate it very much. I hope this will encourage more teachers to share with their students our legacy of folksongs.

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