New in 2016: Follow the Star: Christmas Songs for Piano (Fake Book) This easy, entry-level fake book features 24 well-known Christmas songs in leadsheet notation – melody, lyrics and chord symbols. A step-by-step tutorial shows players new to improvisation a method for getting started. All songs are in singable keys with no more than two sharps or flats in the key signature. Chords are simplified and melodies are in large, easy-to-read music notation. Includes: Jingle Bells * Silent Night * Joy to the World * We Three Kings * O Holy Night * What Child is This? * The Twelve Days of Christmas * and many more. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Sandy Silverthorne.
Follow the Star: Christmas Songs for Piano (Primer/Level 1) is a collection of arrangements of well-known Christmas songs including Jingle Bells, Silent Night, We Three Kings, Up on the Housetop and many more. The arrangements are leveled for students who are in their first year of piano lessons. Illustrated with cute black and white drawings by artist Sandy Silverthorne.
From a recent Amazon reviewer: I had my 9 year old grandson who has been playing for about 8 months tell me his thoughts on it. At first he said, “I like it”. Then after really playing through it he said, “actually, I like it A LOT”!
Follow the Star: Christmas Songs for Piano (Levels 2 & 3) for the more advanced beginner contains favorites including: Carol of the Bells, What Child is This?, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, and many more! Illustrated by artist Sandy Silverthorne.
Follow the Star: Christmas Songs for Piano (Level 4) for early intermediate students is a collection of fresh new arrangements of 10 well-known Christmas songs including Silent Night, Deck the Halls, Away in the Manger (for cowboys), sing-a-long Joy to the World and March of the Toy Soldiers (from the Nutcracker Suite). Arrangements by Donna McFarland, Cherry Wilson and Tami Wilson. Illustrated by artist Sandy Silverthorne.
Follow the Star: Christmas Songs for Piano (Level 5) for intermediate students includes arrangements of the beautiful Mary, Did You Know?, a Pachelbel’s Canon with a Christmas twist, Russian Dance (from the Nutcracker Suite), a sing-a-long carol medley, an original carol by composer Gene Skinner and a lively First Five Days of Christmas, which is based on the traditional 12 Days of Christmas. This fresh new version ends with a boogie woogie on Day 5 as the gift recipient pleads for no more birds. Arrangements by Donna McFarland and Cherry Wilson, illustrated with cute black and white drawings by artist Sandy Silverthorne. Level 5 is only available through the Spencer Meadow Press Store at this time.