We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas, with:
2 piano solos - plus one AlphaNotes helper version. Also: shared-hand melody easy printable Christmas piano music for kids, lead sheets in MANY keys, vocal duets and trio arrangements, in multiple keys, FREE!
First, a very pretty performance of this usually vigorous holiday music... the identification on the Youtube video said "Coral Polifónica Sagrada Familia (Sa-Fa)": VIDEO
Here is the new piano solo sheet music, which is aimed at late elementary students.
It is shown in the key of F, but I think the key of G is a little bit easier for students to play:
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable downloads. The left hand is full of repeating patterns that can help your piano student catch on to the music sooner: A full chord, an interval of a fourth.
Another full chord, another interval of a fourth.
Three times it happens, then there's a big change in direction. Spotting patterns always makes learning easier.
A version that is the same, note-for-note, as the one above in G, but with larger notes and a few "helper" lettered music notes, may help your reluctant learners:
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable downloads. You may notice that there are no chord symbols above the chord progressions, as I tend to do.
Still, my students and I study each chord, and write it above in pencil. Thus, G... C/G... A... D/A. This helps them to see patterns and analyze.
Now for some beginner Christmas piano music, arranged for first-year piano students:
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable downloads. I have not placed any chord symbols in the arrangement above.
If you wish to turn this into a duet with your student but can't figure out the chords yourself, cast your eye down the page to the lead sheets, and print out the key of C. This energetic holiday song lends itself very well to harmony; I'm having two brothers and their older sister sing this as a trio.
They are a family that does not celebrate Christmas, but I want them to learn to sing harmony together, and this piece is a good choice for that - or for a group of instrumentalists.
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable downloads.
The duet leaves out the bass notes , and is almost the same - not quite - as the top 2 lines of the trio. Some of the duets are set with bottom lines in the bass clef: (See farther down the page for the duet links)
...and some of the duets are set entirely in treble staff.
There are two different key of C arrangements of the duets & trios, so take a look at the duet below and compare it with the key of D above, which goes down into bass clef:
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable downloads.
Two young violinists or other instrumentalists - even recorder players, will surely find a key that suits them! Now for the lead sheets with their chord symbols...
You will notice that I couldn't decide which chords I preferred in line two. Both the minor chords and the major chords can sound satisfying, so I decided to include the optional chords!
The links to the piano solos:
Download piano solo in the key of F
Download piano solo in the key of G
Download "helper notes" version of piano solo of We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The link to the young beginner arrangement: Download beginner Christmas piano music set at Middle C position for shared hands melody
The links for the vocal trio: Download trio for singers We Wish You a Merry Christmas in A
Download trio in the key of Bb
Download Christmas song trio in key of D
Download trio arrangement of the Christmas song in key of Eb
Download trio in the key of F
Download holiday music trio in the key of G
The links for the vocal or instrumental duets: Download duet Christmas song in A
Download Christmas song duet in Bb
Download duet in the key of C, low version
Download duet Christmas song in C, higher (as shown above)
Download Christmas duet in D
Download holiday song duet in Eb
Download duet holiday song in F
Download duet in G
And the lead sheet links: Download We Wish You a Merry Christmas lead sheet in the key of A
Download free lead Christmas music Bb
Download Christmas lead sheet in C, low
Download Christmas lead sheet in C, higher
Download free lead sheet in D
Download holiday song lead sheet in Eb
Download holiday music in F
Download free Christmas song lead sheet in G
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Queen Esther in the Bible This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", , available as a digital download tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people. A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys This book is available as a from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book. digital download It is also available from Amazon as a paperback ! This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
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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