Using your computer's mouse, you can easily get the idea of "piano by number."
Just click on the white key with the number that corresponds to the numbers of the song (Jingle Bells) above.
Children readily embrace "piano by number" because it yields immediate results. A childs piano lesson should be fun, rather than filled with drudgery, and PIANO BY NUMBER helps make that possible.
Please note that only the white keys of the piano are numbered and enabled in the above animation. The reason for this is simple: all piano methods start out using only the white keys of the piano because it is easier for beginners. PIANO IS EASY has songs on only the white keys.
Later, using a book such as THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER, you can explore using the black keys of the piano, called "flats and sharps."
Also note that the asterix (*) is used to denote space or silence in the music, but as a beginner, you may ignore the asterix.
MORE SONGS YOU CAN PLAY ONLINE!
There are lots of songs you can play using PIANO BY NUMBER, and we're adding more all the time!
Try adding PIANO BY NUMBER to your childs piano lesson routine and make their piano lesson fun!
PIANO IS EASY (ISBN # 0-9718936-1-6) Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 120 page illustrated song book with 50 songs such as Jingle Bells and London Bridge, Play Along Audio CD and removable numbered stickers.
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