Thursday, November 4, 2010

Learn New Songs in Time for the Holidays

It's getting to be that time of year again.  The holiday season will be upon us soon enough, and there's no better way to get prepare for the festivities than by learning songs that celebrate the occasion. Yamaha MusicSoft has a wide array of new items that will have you feeling the holiday spirit in no time. 

Of course, there are many ways to learn your favorite holiday songs, but one of the best ways to get started is with a book of sheet music.  Whether you are just beginning to learn how to play your instrument or are a virtuoso performer, you are sure to find a song book to fit your playing style at Yamaha MusicSoft.  Give yourself a head start on your holiday plans, and start learning new holiday songs today! Here's a quick glimpse at what's new for this holiday season:

Christmas Classic Favorites
This songbook with lyrics and piano accompaniment contains over 20 modern Yuletide favorites, like "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Somewhere In My Memory."

Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection
As with everything he sang, Sinatra made the music of the holidays his own - learn to play 14 super Christmas hits as sung by Old Blue Eyes, with this solo piano song book

Bob Dylan - Christmas in the Heart
All of the tunes from the legendary singer songwriter's number-one hit holiday record, "Christmas in the Heart," arranged in Piano/Vocal/Guitar notation.

Melissa Etheridge - A New Thought for Christmas
This Piano/Vocal/Guitar songbook features acclaimed singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge's arrangements of traditional favorites as well as original tunes from her holiday album, "A New Thought For Christmas".

Blues & Soul Christmas
Learn 22 soulful and bluesy Christmas favorites with this book, including "Santa Baby" and "Blue Christmas", as well as lesser known gems like "'Zat You, Santa Claus?" and "Swingin' Them Jingle Bells".

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
An amazing songbook that features 11 songs from Tim Burton's creepy, yet festive, animated classic with music and lyrics by legendary film composer Danny Elfman.

Festive Chanukah Songs - Level 2
This collection of Chanukah duets is perfect for the teacher and young student to play together.  The book features English and Hebrew lyrics, as well as full-color illustrations.

1st Christmas at the Piano
This young beginners' song book contains 12 favorite holiday songs printed in big-note notation, complete with fingerings and illustrations to help children learn to play their first Christmas carols.

50 Christmas Piano Solos
For the intermediate player, this book provides a comprehensive collection of holiday favorites arranged for solo piano.

Yuletide Jazz
Spice up your Christmas festivities with over 20 songs masterfully arranged in the jazz idiom for advanced solo piano. A CD is included with stunning recordings of the arranger, Phillip Keveren performing each selection.

Don't forget to check out all of the other amazing holiday sheet music books available from at Yamaha MusicSoft.

Happy Holidays to all!

- Aaron