You Can Play Hymns: A Basic Course in Piano Hymn-Playing

You Can Play Hymns is a great teaching tool for anyone interested in learning keyboard skills. Because of its careful and orderly presentation, it can be used effectively by both young people and adults. The course uses hymns as the basic study material. The book’s basic approach is to use simple triads in the left hand with the melody played by the right hand. Each of the fourteen lessons contains a review of the preceding lesson, new concepts, vocabulary, discussions and exercises, review questions, practice instructions, and study aids. It includes 26 well-known hymns including Glory to God on High, The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Need Thee Every Hour, Abide With Me, Onward, Christian Soldiers, America, the Beautiful, I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go, and Sweet Hour of Prayer.  (Performance level: similar to books 1 and 2 of the John Thompson series books 1-5; Bastien Piano Basics, books 2, 3 and 4; Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, books 3, 4, 5 & 6). It’s a well-written course suitable for both piano-lesson students and do-it-yourself learners!

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    by Donna R. Wangsgard

    You Can Play Hymns: A Basic Course in Piano Hymn-Playing has been written for anyone interested in learning beginning keyboard skills. Because of its careful and orderly presentation, it can be used effectively by young people as well as adults. This course uses hymns as the basic study material. Each of the fourteen lessons contains a review of the preceding lesson, new concepts, vocabulary, discussions and exercises, review questions, practice instructions, and study aids. The basic approach is to use simple triads in the left hand with the melody played by the right hand. (Performance level: similar to books 1 and 2 of the John Thompson series books 1-5; Bastien Piano Basics, books 2, 3 and 4; Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, books 3, 4, 5 & 6)

    You Can Play Hymns includes the following simplified hymns:

    1. Lord, Dismiss Us
    2. The Lord, My Pasture Will Prepare
    3. How Gentle God’s Commands
    4. Count Your Blessings
    5. Glory to God on High
    6. The Lord Is My Shepherd
    7. I Need Thee Every Hour
    8. Abide With Me
    9. Onward, Christian Soldiers
    10. America, the Beautiful
    11. Battle Hymn of the Republic
    12. I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go
    13. Sweet Hour of Prayer
    14. Angels, We Have Head on High
    15. God Be With You
    16. Fairest Lord Jesus
    17. God So Loved the World
    18. Called to Serve
    19. Love at Home
    20. Praise God, From Whom All Blessing Flow
    21. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
    22. Love One Another
    23. How Firm a Foundation
    24. For the Beauty of the Earth
    25. Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
    26. God of Our Fathers