Play Your First Song in 30 Minutes or Less
Each lesson is based in a traditional hymn of the church
I thought I would never learn to play the piano, but here I am in my late-60s, playing the piano and loving it with the help of this book and Susan’s available guidance. I’m ready for Book Two!
–Marlene, Moundsville, WV
The arrangements in this book are designed for immediate success at the piano keyboard for students who are placing their fingers on the keys for the first time to get a feel for the instrument.
The focus in Volume One is on getting their fingers to work independently and on learning the notes of the treble and bass staves. The focus on Volume Two is on time signatures, rhythm counting, and playing two notes simultaneously.
All hymns contained in this series are public domain and were selected because they could be played in their entirety without the need to change hand positions. The hand position used involves the thumbs of both hands positioned to cover “middle C” and each finger thereafter to cover each successive key.
Contact uswith questions regarding the lessons or for performance suggestions.
Volume One Contents:
Amazing Grace / Away in a Manger / Blest Be the Tie That Binds / God Is So Good / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands / I Feel Like Traveling On / I Have Decided to Follow Jesus / Jesus Loves Me / Jesus Loves the Little Children / Joy to the World / Near the Cross / Nothing but the Blood of Jesus / O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing / Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior / The B-I-B-L-E / This Little Light of Mine / When We All Get to Heaven / Where Could I Go? / Wonderful Words of Life
Volume Two Contents:
Abide with Me/Are You Washed in the Blood / Blessed Assurance / Deep and Wide / Faith of Our Fathers / Go Tell it on the Mountain / Great is Thy Faithfulness / Holy, Holy, Holy / How Firm a Foundation / Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross / Kum Ba Yah / Michael, Row the Boat Ashore / Rock of Ages / Sweet By and By / Sweet Hour of Prayer / Take Time to be Holy / Tell Me the Stories of Jesus / Trust and Obey / We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder / Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock