Twelve Days of Christmas Easy Piano Sheet Music

The Twelve Days of Christmas Easy Piano Sheet Music is an English carol.  It describes the gifts given on each of the twelve days.  This begins on Christmas Day and will last until the Feast of the Epiphany or January 6.  These twelve days of Christmas are also known historically as Christmastide or twelvetide.

Over the centuries different churches and sects have celebrated these twelve days in varying ways.  Some groups offer small gifts on each day throughout and other groups only exchange gifts on Christmas Day or on the twelfth day.The origins of this carol is unknown but it is though to have evolved out of a memories and forfeits game published in England around 1780.  This game requires a leader who chants a verse and then each other player adds a verse to that one.  Each subsequent player has to try and remember all of the recent contrived verses until he or she makes a mistake.  Then they must pay with a kiss or a sweet of some kind.

At any rate, knowing the origins of the Twelve Days of Christmas helps you to understand why there are so many short verses within the song.

Twelve Days of Christmas for Piano

The Twelve Days of Christmas for piano was written here as an easy and shortened version.   You may repeat the measure located between the two repeats signs as many times as needed.

Twelve Days of Christmas for Piano

 

Meaning of the Words Twelve Days of Christmas

Some of the interpretations of where the exact words come from in the Bible are:

  • A partridge in a pear tree: Jesus
  • Two turtle doves: The Old and New Testaments
  • Three French hens: The three kings bearing gifts
  • Four calling [sic] birds: The four Gospels
  • Five gold rings: The Torah or Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament
  • Six geese a-laying: The six days of Creation
  • Seven swans a-swimming: Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Eight maids a-milking: The eight Beatitudes
  • Nine ladies dancing: Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • Ten lords a-leaping: The Ten Commandments
  • Eleven pipers piping: The eleven faithful Apostles
  • Twelve drummers drumming: The twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed

Angels We Have Heard on High Free Easy Piano Music

This Angels We Have Heard on High free easy piano music is available on this page as a beginner arrangement written for piano or keyboard.


Angels We Have Heard on High Free Easy Piano Music

Be sure to click on the link above and listen to the MIDI link above to hear the recording and get you started.  Since listening is half of learning this is an important first step.  When you click on the above link Windows Media player with pop up by default or you may use your own playback choice.Angels We Have Heard on High Free Easy Piano Music

You have the option below to print out this sheet music if you would like to have the note names written in beside each note.  This is an excellent way to learn the piece in the beginning.

Then when you feel like you know all of the notes and want to advance to just the plain version without notes written in, click on the link below for that.

Angels We Have Heard On High 

Angels We Have Heard on High With Note Names

Piano Practice Tips

  1.  This piece is in the key of F Major.  It has one flat in the key signature which is B Flat.
  2.  The left hand position stays the same throughout the entire piece.  The right hand moves around a bit.
  3. Always practice hands separately multiple times before putting hands together.
  4. Be sure to notice the right hand fingering throughout to guide you through the hand position changes.
  5. If you are a complete beginner be sure to use the sheet music with letter names included.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I Saw Three Ships Easy Piano Christmas Music for Beginners

Enjoy playing this delightful Very Easy piano arrangement of I Saw Three Ships Easy Piano Christmas Music for beginners.  You can learn it just in time for Christmas!



Arranged here for right hand only this free piano music is just at the right level for a new beginner piano student.

I Saw Three Ships Easy Piano Christmas Music for Beginners

Knowing a little bit about the history of this lesser known music makes it more fun to play and understand.  This was a popular Christmas carol in England with the earliest know printed version being created in the 17th century.

The words to this lovely carol speak about three ships sailing into Bethlehem while the nearest body of water (the Dead Sea) is nearly 20 miles away.I Saw Three Ships Easy Piano Christmas Music for Beginners

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2.I Saw Three Ships Christmas Piano Music – Recording

What is the symbolism of three ships?  The three ships possibly represent the gifts from the three Magi or Three Kings.  They were coming to Bethlehem to honor the birth of Christ.

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Good King Wenceslas Christmas Very Easy Piano Sheet Music

Piano beginner are going to love learning Good King Wenceslas Christmas Very Easy Piano Sheet Music,


Good King Wenceslas Christmas Very Easy Piano Sheet Music

Notice in the musical example below that both the note names and the fingering are written in to make learning Good King Wenceslas for easy piano a snap.  Click on the link below to listen to the recording and make your hands follow your ears.

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas uses only the right hand and starts out with the right hand thumb on Middle C.  The only notes in the piece are C, D, E, F and G so your right hand stays in the C position for the entire time.

Be sure to use the written in fingerings to further guide you along.  It is very important that your fingers remain in the C position for the duration of this piece so that your fingers and your brain are repeating the same thing each time you play the piece.

Good King Wenceslas Very Easy Piano Audio

Good King Wenceslas Easy Piano Music

 

Sheet Music for Beginner Piano

If you are looking for more sheet music for beginner piano Christmas arrangements go to Christmas Piano Printable Sheet Music.

 

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O Christmas Tree Easy Piano Sheet Music

O Christmas Tree Easy Piano Sheet Music is of German origin.  The song lyrics or words date back as far as 1550.  The German title is “O Tannenbaum’ and refers to a fir tree. The tree is praised for the evergreen branches which delight all every holiday season.


 O Christmas Tree Easy Piano Sheet Music

You will enjoy playing O Christmas Tree Free Piano Music for the holidays.  T<img src="http://www.adultpianolesson.com/0-christmas-tree-easy-piano-sheet-music.jpg" width="150" height="150" alt="O Christmas Tree Easy Piano Sheet Music" title="O Christmas Tree Easy Piano Sheet Music"/>his is a Level One piece and is suitable for students who have had from six months to one year of piano training.

The excerpt below of  O Christmas Tree easy piano sheet music is an arrangement written in the key of G Major.

There are only 3 beats in each measure with the first note, D, being played as the pick up note at the very beginning of the piece.

O Christmas Tree Piano Notes

The left hand notes in the first measure are G, B and D and outline the G major chord.  This same pattern of notes is repeated 7 times throughout the piece.

The other left hand chord pattern is F sharp, C and D which outlines the D Major seventh chord and is repeated 5 times during the song.

 

Use the O Christmas Tree MIDI Sequence to listen to first as a very good ear training aid.

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O Christmas Tree Easy Piano Sheet Music

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