Jingle Bells
Free Kids Sheet Music

Jingle Bells free!   Intermediate and late elementary kids' sheet music for Christmas to download and print.

Here is the easier version, mostly melody. This free kids' sheet music has just enough harmony to make it a bit of a challenge, and to make it pretty! 

Jingle Bells very easy piano melody placed at Middle C position, with just a bit of harmony.

Please scroll down the page to find the links to the free printable PDFs.

The main theme of Jingle Bells, with just a little bit of easy left hand harmony

Every child knows this popular Christmas song, but not every piano student knows the entire tune, or the words. My first full arrangement of Jingle Bells, below, has both.  (For an easier beginner version of Jingle Bells sheet music, see this page.)


Play it higher than written

I like to suggest to kids that they play this easy arrangement of Jingle Bells high up on the piano, to make it sound more bell-like.

And the sound of jingling bells...

Here is the "fancy" version for intermediate piano players, with little chord clusters in the right hand.  They naturally sound like bells - but especially so when they are played up high, as in this arrangement:  

Jingle Bells intermediate level piano music, with broken chords in the left hand.  Using the full melody, not just the chorus.

Make your students analyze those chord inversions

See line 3, "O'er the fields we go?"  Ask your student to identify the chord, which is "in disguise."  In other words, make it a fun game.  

I like to have my students analyze each chord, marking the inversions as "slash chords" -- C/G and D/A for the first 2 measures in line 3, for example.

Oh no - I can't hear the left hand melody!

Notice that the left hand is the prominent voice here at the start - good practice for balancing volume in the hands!

So how do you make one hand louder than the other?

This is pretty hard to do at first, so I like to introduce (or review) "Loud/Soft" exercises when preparing a piano piece with this particular challenge.  

You can make up exercises for your student that use patterns they are already familiar with to practice this skill, but here are several ways I have done it:

  • A 5-note scale in one hand (the loud hand) played against soft triads in the other hand. Move up a step & repeat, for an octave
  • Then switch parts, so the other hands plays the scale
  • Or, just continue with the same parts, but make the triads loud and the scale soft.
  • The timing can be the same in each hand, or you could have half notes against quarters.

So in preparation for this arrangement, I would have them practice scale tones in the LH, with the RH playing triads.

Jingle Bells free sheet music for elementary-level piano players, an interesting and joyous-sounding arrangement

Oh, to live in a simpler time...

The words in the first part of this song are much less commonly known than the refrain.

The words "Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh" take me to another time and place.

It feels a little bit like being in one of those Thomas Kincaid paintings with lights at all the windows of a quaint cottage, singing "O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way!"  

Christmas song lyrics like Jingle Bells make me nostalgic for simpler times.





The links to the piano music:


Download Jingle Bells music for Christmas 


Download intermediate version of this Christmas song









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