The Easiest Songbook for Kalimba. 65 Songs without Musical Notes: Just Follow the Circles
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The Easiest Songbook for Kalimba. 65 Songs without Musical Notes: Just Follow the Circles

I Don't Read Music

About the Book

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 songbook includes 65 familiar and easy-to-play songs and melodies.

Most songs have been simplified and transposed for one octave.

So the songbook is suitable even for a diatonic 8-note kalimba in C-scale, and 10- or 17-note as well.

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.

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.

If you are a beginner, playing by note can be difficult.

It is easier to follow number-coded circles in this songbook. By simply following

the numbers, you will sound like an experienced musician.

About the Author

Helen Winter
Helen Winter

I'm an early child development therapist and an early development kids center owner. Additionally, I have authored a comprehensive program that utilizes music, activities, and games to promote early childhood development. I develop teaching materials for early solfeggio designed for various musical instruments, with a specific focus on children or beginner adults. Furthermore, I am keenly interested in exploring folk and ethnic music.

Table of Contents

Alphabet Song A Hunting We Will Go A Sailor Went to Sea Acka Backa Are You Sleeping? Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Bumble Bee Bell Horses Bim Bum Biddy Bobby Shafto Brahms Lullaby Chumbara Cobbler, Mend My Shoe Cock-a-Doodle Doo Cotton Eyed Joe Ding Dong DiggiDiggiDong Do You Know the Muffin Man? Doggie Doggie Doctor Foster Fiddle-Dee-Dee Five Little Ducks Five Little Monkeys Frog in the Meadow Good Night, Ladies 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 Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Kookaburra 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 Rub-a-Dub-Dub 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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