This collection of 13 familiar and easy-to-play holiday melodies will motivate beginning students to practice and share their developing skills during the winter holiday season. The notation is unique and flexible, as the clef is generic, the note names are in the note-heads, and although pitch is indicated by note placement, staff lines have been eliminated. This format allows students to focus on tone and technique and make music they may not be ready to read from the staff. It has been highly successful with beginning strings, band and recorder students. (Bowings are marked.) You can also use these arrangements with Boomwhackers and bells by having students highlight/color only the note(s) they are assigned to play.
These pieces are arranged in the keys of G, D, and Em. (If you need different keys, please send me a message.) The range is from D to E', but most have a range of less than an octave.
Away in a Manger
Hallelujah Chorus (theme from)
Hanukkah Medley (Chanukah & Dreidel Song)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bells (verse & refrain)
Joy to the World
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
What Child is This?
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
This little bundle will save you a bundle of time and expense (@ 50 cents per reproducible song!). Purchase provides one user license for the original buyer and his/her students only. Thanks for your interest and support. Please check out the variety of holiday music I have here in my TPT store. I invite you to follow my store for updates, freebies, and sale notifications. You might enjoy a visit to my blog: http://www.mymusicalmagic.blogspot.com
Concepts: holiday music, holiday songs, Christmas, Hanukkah, violin, viola, cello, recorder, piano, bells, Boomwhackers