Category Archives: Christmas

Silent Night and O Holy Night

I’ve made an easy arrangement of Silent Night for a student. It’s in G which is less stratospheric to sing along to. Silent Night in G with left hand Also O holy night, which goes very high and very low, … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Merrily on High

Free download, easy piano with chords. This carol is such a joy to sing, kids often request to learn it. One of my students was convinced the words were “Ding Dong Berry on a Pie” which caused quite a long … Continue reading

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The Holly and the Ivy – Two Versions

We had another lovely Big Fat Christmas Music Party on Monday. We finished with everyone singing ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, in which each verse was sung as a solo by a different student. Five in all. I’m so glad … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree: the Form of (Almost) All Music in a Nutshell

I was asked for this song by two sisters; one a piano student and one on the ukulele. They are big fans of Swiss Family Robinson. ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ turned out to be such a good one for beginners, as … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells: the Perfect Place to Start Harmonising

I’m well into Christmas Carol territory with most of my students now. Carols are great tunes to start people off with harmonising, as they are so familiar. The melody is already there, deep in the player’s subconscious. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka

For music teachers, Christmas is just around the corner (you have to have time to learn a tune if you want to impress everyone with it at Christmas) and Conrad’s Chords has had a request! A Christmassy duet for piano … Continue reading

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