This song format is for students who do not know how to read standard music notation yet. While reinforcing the letter names of the piano keys, your students can learn to play the melody of the Christmas carol: “The First Noel.” Please note that rhythms will not be presented. Therefore, the students need to already know what the song sounds like, so they will know how short or how long to hold down the keys. (However, the format of this song is also in Christmas Piano Songs for the Music Non-Reader
, where a computer-generated (synthesized) recording, in wave format, may be found.)
This song has a paper keyboard which is to help students know where to place their hands. The groups of 2 and 3 black keys visually help in finding which keys are to be played. To play the song, follow the words (lyrics) of the song which are under the keys that are to be played. Play the keys, following the lyrics starting from the top.
(The standard music notation for the melodies along with elementary level accompaniments [featuring easy scales and triplets] may be found within my Christmas Carols For The Elementary Level Piano Student
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