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How to play from a Christmas songbook, part 2

In the last video, we discussed: How to find the melody line How to read the chord symbols How to use the given chord symbols while following the bassline idea Definitely check it out if you haven’t already, because today’s video is going to build on the same ideas. This week, well be looking at…

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How to Play from a Christmas Songbook, Part 1

I know, I know. It’s the beginning of November. Most people are far from putting up the Christmas tree. But the thing with Christmas piano music is that you need time to practice it! So I thought I would start talking about Christmas music now, to help you get prepared for the upcoming season. Here’s…

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Sheet Music: Two Ways

Today is the final installment of our Christmas sheet music blog series, and we’re ending with a bang. I really like God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman because it’s got this intensity that many Christmas songs don’t have, and that can be fun. It’s got some drive and oomph.

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Deck the Halls Sheet Music: Two Versions

To continue our Christmas music party that was kicked off with Away in a Manger, today we’ll look at Deck the Halls sheet music, again in two versions – a simplified treble/chords version, and a fully-arranged version. Sheet music is linked below. Enjoy!

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Away in a Manger Sheet Music: 2 Versions

Now that we’ve hit December, it’s time to start rolling out the Christmas music! I love Christmas music, and this is one of my favorite parts of the teaching year. Somehow I haven’t gotten sick of Jingle Bells through all these years of teaching because I just get so excited. Today’s video is Away in…

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How to play Greensleeves: Beginner Piano

    Hi all! Today on pianoTV, we’re going to learn how to play Greensleeves, a good ol’ classic from the 16th Century. In today’s video we delve deeper into syncopated pedaling, and use a broken chord pattern in the left hand. Enjoy!

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