Claire's Traditional Carols in Easy Keys with Songsheets

Index of Easy to Play Traditional Carols

1 Angels From The Realms Of Glory
2 Away In A Manger - Version One English
3 Away In A Manger - Version Two American
4 Born on Earth the Divine Christ Child (Il Est Ne)
5 Christ was born on Christmas Day
6 Deck The Halls
7 Ding Dong ! Merrily On High
8 European: Czech Carol tune
9 European: Infant Holy (Polish)
10 European: Ukranian Bell Carol (Carol of the Bells)
11 Gaudete! (Rejoice!)
12 Good Christian Men Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo)
13 Gloucestershire Wassail
14 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
15 Good King Wenceslas
16 Go Tell It on the Mountain
17 Greensleeves (What Child is this?)
18 Hark ! The Herald Angels Sing
19 Here We Come a-Wassailing
20 I Saw Three Ships
21 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Version One English
22 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Version Two American
23 Jingle Bells
24 Jolly Old St.Nicholas
25 Joy To The World
26 Little Donkey
27 March of the Three Kings
28 Mary's Boy Child
29 Mary had a Baby
30 Masters in this Hall
31 O Christmas Tree
32 O Come All Ye Faithful
33 O Come O Come Emmanuel
34 O Holy Night
35 O Little One Sweet
36 O Little Town of Bethlehem - Version One English
37 O Little Town of Bethlehem - Version Two American
38 Once In Royal David's City
39 See Amid The Winter's Snow
40 Silent Night
41 Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
42 The Coventry Carol
43 The First Noel
44 The Holly and the Ivy
45 The Twelve Days of Christmas
46 The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy
47 Unto us a Child is Born (Puer Nobis)
48 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
49 We Three Kings
50 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks - Version One
51 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks - Version Two
52 Little Angels - A New Carol for young people.
53 Auld Lang Syne
54 Hymn for Christmas
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FEATURES of CLAIRE'S TRADITIONAL CAROLBOOK.

1) Created and inspired by young people - not just old reprints
2) Modern arrangements to suit the modern piano player
3) Simple progressions- most are two note chords
4) No big jumps - octave stretches a rarity!
5) No long stretches - ideal for small hands
6) Harmony is retained while maintaining simplicity
7) Rhythm is maintained
8) Two easy keys - C major and G major
9) No key signatures
10) Easy for guitar players who can recognise basic chords
11) Guide fingering without unnecessary clutter
12) Practice exercises based on carol arrangements included
13) Playable by amateurs and more advanced pianists
15) Two versions of some popular carols (English and American)
16) Every carol has the words edition on the facing page in clear type. this is photocopiable for use in schools, churches, hospitals, youth and other institutions.

 

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Traditional Carols the Easy Way, in two Keys. Ideal for schools and churches.

These Carols are arranged in two easy keys C and G major. No key signatures have been used, and for arrangements in the key of G, the F notes are individually sharpened. Importance has been given to practical accompaniments with easy left-hand positions. The "1 plus 2" note arrangements lead to easy sight reading and playability by students, especially young pianists.


The "two note" left hand chords are designed to give maximum harmony with the right hand, with only three notes. The accompaniments are also designed to maintain a steady rhythm while maintaining harmonic interest with the minimum of complexity. In pieces where there are suggestions of diminished chords or passing notes, D sharp or C sharp, the sharps may be ignored without destroying the harmony as long as the pianist remembers the F sharps !

It is advised that the student pianist practise the exercise in the appendix, the "left hand pairs" are designed to introduce the left hand style. In pieces where there are 4 crotchet pairs to the bar, for example "Angels from the realms of glory", the second and fourth pairs can be omitted without interrupting the rhythmic flow of the music.

For electronic keyboards, simple 4 crotchet beat rhythms can be used, example 8 beat types at a tempo of 105, for example in "Little Angels". For pieces in three crotchet beat time, for example "We wish you a Merry Christmas" or "We
Three Kings", a simple waltz time at a starting tempo of 100 will be effective.
More complex rhythms will tend to confuse and not help students.

For Guitar players the carols that are written in the key of C major can be accompanied by the major chords of C,F,G. Also any carols written in the key of G major can be accompanied by the major chords of G,C,D.Those in the key of G with have at least one F sharp. For guitar chords see the appendix where there are also other useful chords.

Also published is a music theory and practical workbook ISBN 0954440609. For more details contact your supplier or in case of difficulty, contact WorkBook,  5 Bryant Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 1LF, England, U.K. Telephone numbers on main page.



Free with every carolbook:
"Auld Lang Syne" song sheet.
Oil reproduction by local artist.
On high gloss paper, with words,
music and guitar chords.
Worth 2.95.  While stocks last.
"Auld Lang Syne" only 1.50 if
ordered with Claire's Workbook.

   
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