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The Most Famous African-American Spirituals for ChromaNote Musical Instruments

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You have never played music or you cannot read sheet music, but you want to play famous and inspiring hymns and spirituals. Don’t worry! You will begin to play right away.

This book was written to help the absolute beginner to play in a simple and easy way that requires no knowledge of reading music. If you are a beginner, playing by note can be difficult. It is easier to follow color-coded circles with note letters.

The melodies have been transposed to one octave and simplified. Also, the letter-coded notations have been added and complex notations and symbols have been reduced. Such simplification makes it possible for people to play melodies, especially those who can’t read music or who have never played music before.

The keys color of your musical instrument must be the same as the color chromatic scale in this book which corresponds to the popular Chromanotes color system.

Popular in the US, the Chroma-Notes Colored Music System mixes the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.

Mixing them gives three colors in between (orange, green, and violet) and mixing the 6 colors gives the new color tones. In total, there are 12 colors, which include all 12 notes of the chromatic scale, and one color blends into the next. The first 3 chroma-note

colors are identical to the chakra color (C - red, D - orange, E - yellow). The note F is light green, note G - blue-green, A - blue-violet or magenta, and B - violet. We use here the Boomwhackers color system commonly used by American music teachers.

All songs from this book are possible to play on an 8-note one-octave instrument. This book is aimed at your first musical experience no matter what age you are. There is no wrong time or not enough preparation to take up spiritual pursuits.


Babylon’s Falling

Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvia

Elijah Rock

Every Time I Feel the Spirit

God is So Good

Great Big Stars

Great Day

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

Kumbaya, My Lord

Michael Row the Boat Ashore

Peace Like a River

Sinner Man

My Lord What a Morning

We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder

We Are Marching (Siyahamba)

When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Who Built the Ark? 

Author Helen Winter
Publishing Sept.1, 2022
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