Piano by Letter is a great alternative to reading music, an important consideration for parents of any child having difficulty with reading sheet music.
It has the added advantage of teaching children the names of the notes as they play fun, familiar songs.
Reading music is often too difficult for the younger children to do with confidence.
There are many ways of starting a child playing piano, including by number, by color and by letter.
The rationale of these starter systems is that they build enthusiasm and confidence while at the same time building the skills that will be necessary to read music.
Piano by Letter works with any other piano method to give your child an enthusiastic start at the piano.
After your child has started playing fun, familiar songs by letter, it is easy to introduce the concepts of reading music using our book I Can Read Music.
There’s nothing to unlearn with any simple starting piano method, be it by color, by number or by letter. Once the child is happily started, and reading music, they won’t even remember their “training wheels,” just like on a bicycle!
PIANO BY LETTER is similar in format to Piano Is Easy and includes the many of the same songs expressed as letters instead of numbers.
The advantage of the letter format is that it helps the child learn the names of the notes.
The advantage of the number format is that it is easier for children to understand the directional flow of the music (up and down.) Letters are fine when the alphabet is moving “up,” (ABCD) but harder when the alphabet is reversed (DCBA.)
PIANO BY LETTER (Print Version)
There are 50 songs in PIANO BY LETTER, a 120 page pre-printed illustrated songbook with familiar songs like London Bridge and Jingle Bells, plus a Play Along CD.
PRINTED BOOK, CD and STICKERS VIA SURFACE MAIL
PIANO BY LETTER (Print Version) $24.95
PIANO BY LETTER includes the following 50 songs your child will want to play on the piano:
ABC Song, Alouette, Amazing Grace, Animal Fair, A Tisket A Tasket, Aura Lee, Ba Ba Black Sheep, Barcarolle,
Bicycle Built for Two, Brahms’ Lullaby, Camptown Races, Can Can, Chopsticks, Clementine, Down by the Station,
Down in the Valley, Do You Know the Muffin Man? Draydl Song, Eensy Weensy Spider, Fantasie Impromptu (Chopin) Frere Jacques, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Happy Birthday, Hey Diddle Diddle, Home Sweet Home,
How Much is That Doggie in the Window, I’m a Little Teapot, If You’re Happy and You Know It,
I Gave My Love a Cherry, In the Gloaming, It’s Raining It’s Pouring, Jingle Bells, Lazy Mary, Listen to the Mockingbird, London Bridge, Lonesome Valley, Long Long Ago, Mary Had a Little Lamb, On Top of Spaghetti, Pop Goes the Weasel, Red River Valley, Skater’s Waltz, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Take Me out to the Ballgame,
The Bear Went over the Mountain, There’s a Hole in the Bucket, This Train, Waltzing Matilda,
Wheels on the Bus, You Are My Sunshine