Bestselling Christian Religious & Sacred Music in 2020
What Can I Play on Sunday?, Complete Collection: 60 Easily Prepared Piano Arrangements for Services Throughout the Year (Sacred Performer Collections)
Come Unto Me: 10 Comforting Solo Piano Arrangements for Worship, Advanced Piano (Alfred's Sacred Performer Collections)
Christian Music: A Global History
Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories
- Detals and history about great religious church hymns
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- A must for all church libraries and church music ministers
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The Sacred Collection: The Vocal Library High Voice
- 70 Sacred Songs For Classical Singers
- Distinctive Concert Arrangements Of Hymns And Folksongs
- Useful In The Voice Studio Of Every Working Singer
- 312 Pages
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A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
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Alfred's Basic Piano Library Hymn Book Complete, Bk 1: For the Later Beginner
- Alfred's Basic Piano Course Hymn Book Complete 1 (1A/1B)
- The Hymn Books contain the world's most famous hymns and are perfect for the student who enjoys playing sacred music
- Duet parts are included in the first three levels
The Christmas Caroling Songbook 2Nd Edition
- 50 Well-known Carols Arranged for Any Combination of Voices
- Arranged for Chorus
- Standard Notation
- Publisher: Hal Leonard
- 56 Pages
New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
- Thomas Nelson
Top 50 Praise & Worship: Easy Piano
- Top 50 Praise Worship Easy Piano
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If I Hear that Song One More Time
Three reasons your child practices the same piano music for many weeks and tips on guiding him through to success
1. Your child just plain loves the music
Every young piano student learns a "show off" song. He loves it. He memorizes it. And then he plays it over and over for the sheer delight of letting his fingers fly over the piano keys. Speed is the name of the game. He has no regard for musicality and cares not that you are pulling your hair out.
The solution is to set some boundaries. The lesson music should be practiced first, then the "show off" piece. A specified number of times, a generous number, can be set for this particular musical selection. As a parent or guardian, you do not want to discourage your musician. If it remains intolerable, ear plugs are always an option.
2. Problems do not get fixed
One of the main reasons a teacher may reassign a musical piece is that it is incorrect. She tells the student what needs fixing, and week after week, it comes back the same as it was. The parents know the student has been practicing, because they are tired of hearing it. What to do?
This problem usually originates from the child playing beginning to end and up to tempo - or faster. When he is practicing, he should be going over the difficult sections many times and the whole piece slowly. That is how he will fix the mistakes and the teacher will gladly pass him on to another.
Many teachers welcome parents into the lessons. In this way, the parent understands what is incorrect in the piece and can encourage the child to work on that part before playing through the whole piece.
3. Contest or festival pieces take time
When a gymnast plans to compete, she will learn a routine at the beginning of the season and work that same routine all year. Each time she performs it, she gets better.
Music is also a routine - a performance. The child learns the piece until it is as good as she can get it. After the competition, with the judge's suggestions, the child can take that same piece and improve upon it and play it again for another contest or festival. Each time the child learns more and gets better - just like the gymnast.
In this particular case, rather than playing the whole song through over and over, the child can use different practice techniques. One of these is the concept of "bus stops." In contests where the music is memorized, a child often forgets something and has a difficult time getting started again. Learning to start the piece in several different places, the so called "bus stops," she will be able to recover from memory slips and finish the piece.
These are three reasons your children may be repeating music for their lessons. Keeping them interested, practicing correctly and advancing in difficulty is key to success for them. You can find more ideas for encouraging practice in my article Ten Ways to Inspire Children to Practice Musical Instruments.