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63 Simple Songs for Bells, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, and Resonator Blocks. Without Musical Notes: Just Follow the Color Circles (I Don't Read Music)

  • Product Code: ISBN-13: 979-8466877809
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We call this series “I don’t read music” since we are targeting beginners of all ages: children, teens, parents, and grandparents.

Folk music traditionally is not learned from sheet music or notes. Instead, it is learned by repetition and being passed from generation to generation. We believe in this method of teaching, which is easier and more enjoyable.

This book includes 63 familiar and easy-to-play folk songs and melodies. Each song here
is written with color circles and letter notes inside. Most songs have been simplified and
transposed for one octave. . Since this book is aimed at the absolute beginner without any
knowledge of reading music, we do not use here the classical music staff and do not show
the note duration. You can experiment with the duration on your own.

If you have very little music experience, playing by note can be difficult. It is easier to
follow color-coded circles with note letters. By simply following the color circles, you
will sound like an experienced musician.

This songbook uses the Chroma-Notes Colored Music System, popular in the US.

The simple method of using circles as an aid allows the flexibility that existed in traditional ways of teaching.

We recommend finding each of these songs on YouTube and listening to the rhythm before beginning to play. Our sheet music is only a guide. The most important thing is to listen and repeat the recordings.
This learning sheet music will be most useful for the musical instruments with the color scheme below:

C = red, D = orange, E = yellow, F = green, G = light blue, A = blue, B = violet, C8 =red.


Alphabet Song
A Hunting We Will Go
A Sailor Went to Sea
Acka Backa
Are You Sleeping?
Baby Bumble Bee
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Bell Horses
Bim Bum Biddy
Bobby Shafto
Brahms Lullaby
Cobbler, Mend My Shoe
Cock-a-Doodle Doo
Ding Dong DiggiDiggiDong
Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Doggie Doggie
Doctor Foster
Five Little Ducks
Five Little Monkeys
Frog in the Meadow
Happy Birthday
Hot Cross Buns
Humpty Dumpty
I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas
I Love Little Kitty
It’s Raining
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Jack and Jill
Jingle Bells 31
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
La Cucaracha
Little Jack Horner
London Bridge
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Miss Mary Mack
My Hat
Ninety-Nine Bottles
Ode to Joy
Oh Susannah
Oh We Can Play on the Big Bass Drum
Old Bald Eagle
Old Blue
Old McDonald
Old Mother Hubbard
One, Two, Three, Four
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Ring Around the Rosie
Row Row Your Boat
See-Saw Margery Daw
Ten in the Bed
The Bee and the Pup
The Big Sheep
The Mulberry Bush
The Wheels on the Bus
This Old Man
Tinga Layo
To Market, To Market
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Tags: songs for Bells, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Musical Notes, SHEET MUSIC


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