Easy Christmas Songs for Piano
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Easy Christmas songs for piano - Go Tell It On the Mountain in three arrangements, and three different keys.
There is an easy Middle C position version, and two versions with a "boogie" feeling left hand part. Download them for your students, FREE!
This is the easy Middle C arrangement for beginners. This can be turned into a duet by using C, F, and G chords with a boogie pattern like Wabash Cannonball.
Scroll down the page to find the download links for the PDFs...
Here is a nice casual rehearsal video with Jewel and a backup choir (short ad to start - sorry!):
Chances are good that your young students have heard this song before, which will aid them in interpreting the rhythm of the melody.
Otherwise you'll have a bit of counting to do - but with the swing rhythm, that will be fun!
The thumbs are NOT sharing Middle C, so a little right hand/left hand work is helpful...
I like to close the piano lid, hold both hands above the lid, then tap or "play" the tune on the lid with the appropriate hand as we sing the words (with the whole hand, not the fingers).
Now here are two nearly identical arrangements, except the second one has a few filled chords in the right hand, making it a great deal harder.
This next version is almost the same, except for the first two lines of the right hand:
The links for the sheet music PDFs:
Download Go, Tell It On the Mountain for beginning piano
Download early intermediate arrangement for piano Go Tell It On the Mountain in F
Download Go Tell It On the Mountain early intermediate arrangement in the key of G
Download Go Tell It On the Mountain for Christmas in the key of F, very full-sounding arrangement
Download Go Tell It On the Mountain in the key of G, full arrangement
You can find lots of different verses for this Christmas spiritual - I've included three of them. This early, very fun video of a young Peter, Paul, and Mary has many verses - and lots of energy:
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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