Now Available: Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups

Since releasing the super popular Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations, I’ve received many requests for Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups. And it made me realize that in a perfect world, we would all have an intermediate student who could play the intermediate piano score perfectly while we help our students learn the cup tapping.

But this isn’t a perfect piano or music teaching world!

The problem with no piano tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups

Here’s the issue:

  • copyrightWe want to be able to practice cup tapping with our students instead of playing the piano score.
  • We might not have any intermediate students available to play the piano part while we help the cup tappers.
  • We sometimes don’t have a piano in our school auditorium or recital venue! (For classroom teachers)
  • We want to send one level of students into the other room to practice Level 1 cup tapping of We Wish You a Merry Christmas while we work with Level 2.

And finally, the biggest problem is that:

  • WE LOVE CUP TAPPING! And we want to do the fun cup tapping sequences with our students sometimes instead of having to play the piano music while they have all the fun!

You are Musician, Not a Magician!

Right? Silly me in thinking that you would be able to sit at the piano and play while also helping especially your young piano students cup tap! But, I finally carved out the time to create:

Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups Available!

Yes! Now, for about the price of a Grande Skinny Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks, you can get the solution to this issue. And it won’t add any pounds to your waistline at Christmas. Plus, you can use it year after year after year!

piano tracks for holiday rhythm cupsI’ve recorded the piano parts of the three songs in Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations and you can get them as as set of downloadable mp3s! Each song contains a:

  • Slow track
  • Moderate track
  • Zippy track

And remember that each of the three pieces in Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations contains 3 different levels of cup tapping sequences that are composed specifically for that piece of music. So for example, you can have your late intermediate students do the Deck the Hall piece this year and your elementary students do it next year and your intermediate students do it the year after that! Plus there are 2 other pieces as well!

What are the tracks like?

And here are some more powerful features of the piano tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups:

  • A recording of the piano score for each piece
  • 3 tempos for each piece
  • A little silent space at the beginning so you don’t miss that count off
  • Two measures of count off before you begin the cup tapping sequences
  • VERY clear downbeats (these are louder so students know exactly where they are)

Samples:

All audio files include a 2 measure count off and then 4 measures of metronome to help students stay together in the cup tapping introduction. You will hear 6 measures of metronome before the piano enters.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas, fast tempo ⇑

Joy to the World, fast tempo ⇑

Deck the Hall, fast tempo ⇑

Slower Tempos Included!

Deck the Hall, medium tempo ⇑

Deck the Hall, slow tempo ⇑

piano tracks for holiday rhythm cups

Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups

$5.99  $4.99 – Mp3 piano tracks

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You’ll make your job easier and your recital better!

In short, these piano tracks will help your students have even MORE fun with Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations because they’ll be more confident in their rhythms and cup tapping, plus you’ll be more confident in the days preceding the recital! And you’ll also have ways to perform this in any venue without a piano!

Plus, you now have a NEW way to market piano lessons for the new year!

piano tracks for holiday rhythm cups

Without having to worry about having a piano, you can now take your cup tapping band of students to the mall, or a school fair, or any number of places to show off the smiles and skills Your Piano Studio is producing! Rhythm Cup Explorations is bringing kids into teachers’ studios when parents see kids having FUN making music!

And when you don’t have to worry about having a piano, the sky’s the limit with where you can take your marketing!

So what’s in the Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations PDF book?

If you don’t have this book, just look at the faces of those teens in the pictures above. Who doesn’t want that in their studio? Holiday Cup Explorations combines the super fun cup tapping of Rhythm Cup Explorations with a piano arrangement of holiday tunes! The holiday tunes included in this reproducible book include:

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Joy to the World
  • Deck the Hall

Plus, each of these pieces includes a:

  • Level 1 cup tapping sequence  (for your beginners)
  • Level 2 cup tapping sequence  (for your late elementary/early intermediate students)
  • Level 3 cup tapping sequence  (for your intermediate to advancing students)

Watch the video below to see it in action!

piano tracks for holiday rhythm cups

Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups

$5.99   $4.99 – 12 mp3 tracks of piano music

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PDF Book + Piano Tracks

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Details of Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations PDF Book:

  • Level: Elementary – Advancing
  • Contents: 3 pieces of intermediate holiday music (so it’s easy for you to sight read or have your advancing students prepare and play) plus 3 levels of rhythm cup arrangements to play during the piece!
  • Pages: 28 reproducible pages
  • Rhythm Concepts Covered: Level 1 (quarter, half), Level 2 (up through eighths), Level 3 (sixteenths)
  • Format: PDF instant download – After you click the link, it will go to your downloads folder!
  • Music Details: 2 secular (Deck the Hall, We Wish You a Merry Christmas) and 1 sacred piece (Joy to the World) to work with any mix of students!
  • Uses: Perfect for group lessons, holiday parties, holiday programs, classroom teachers, holiday recitals, and more!
  • International edition? There is no need for one as there is no mention of the names of notes like quarter or crotchet, etc.

Details of Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations Piano Tracks:

  • 12 mp3 tracks
  • 4 tracks per piece that include a slow practice, practice, performance, and challenge tempos
  • Two measures of count off clicks with strong beats emphasized!
  • Extra quiet space at beginning of track so you don’t miss that first beat
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Format: Mp3 files delivered in a ZIP file. Instructions for downloading included in thank you email

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Here’s what teachers say about Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations:

One of my students said about Holiday Rhythm Cups, “We should have more recitals if they are like that one!”Addictive and kids of all ages love it.
Piano Teacher
You’ve taken our favorite activity and made it even better!!! It’s the whipped cream and cherries on top of the best ice cream sundae! Way to go!!!
Keri Salustri, Piano teacher
My teenagers have already started asking about a party again this year.  We had great fun with the games and the cups!
Glenna O'Dell, NCTM
My students had a great time doing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” rhythm cups at our recital yesterday.  It was so much fun!!!
Phyllis Bowers, Piano Teacher
One of my students said about our recital with your Holiday Rhythm Cups, “I wasn’t really nervous. It felt more like I was having fun than playing at a recital!”
Anonymous Piano Teacher

How Can I Use My Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations PDF Book?

Studio License – Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations comes with a studio license, so you are permitted to print this item for use with students you directly teach for as long as you are teaching! This cannot be shared with or transferred other teachers, even within the same studio. See terms and conditions for full information.

How Can I Use My Piano Tracks for Holiday Rhythm Cups?

You have permission to use Holiday Rhythm Cup Explorations Piano Tracks with your students during their lessons or music class or performances. However, you are not permitted to send the entire set of tracks to any of your students. Instead, you can send students up to 4 mp3s (that would be all the tracks for one page) per week, but if you want them to have ALL of the tracks, you students must purchase them here. This license cannot be shared with or transferred other teachers, even within the same studio. See terms and conditions for full information.

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