Songs on the White Keys Video
Songs on the White Keys
Today we're going to consider songs only on the white keys, because it's easiest for kids to get started with just the white keys.
So, within the first five notes, there are certain songs that you can play. For instance, Jingle Bells. I'm going to play them all with my index finger. (Plays Jingle Bells.)
Now there's a song that's familiar the world over to kids and involves just the first five notes.
Another song would be Mary Had A Little Lamb.
Another song would be Pop Goes The Weasel.
Notice, these are all just familiar songs that every kid knows.
Row Your Boat. Eventually it goes beyond the first five notes, but at least that part of it is within the first five notes.
And then Eensy Weensy Spider.
Then there are songs that are on the white keys involving the note 6, which for most kids is easy to do if you let them, perhaps, do it with a single finger.
London Bridge is one example. Most of the keys are adjacent, that means right next to each other, so it's easy for the child to find.
The other one, of course, is the perennial favorite, Twinkle, Twinkle.
And there it is. Those are the songs that occur on the white keys, don't use anything except the white keys, that kids find familiar and very non-confusing.
It is easiest for children to start with songs on the white keys. This presents them with the least confusing task possible.