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Carol of the Bells Piano Tutorial Music Level 3 Pdf

Carol of the Bells Piano Tutorial Music Level 3 Pdf is a delightful piano arrangement.  The original composer is Leontovych.  Paul Potyen shortens and simplifies this piano arrangement.

After watching the piano tutorial, be sure to scroll down for 4 piano practice tips.

Free Piano Sheet Music to Print Carol of the Bells

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Carol of the Bells Piano Tutorial Music Level 3 Pdf

Carol of the Bells Piano Practice Tips

  • First listen to the piano tutorial all the way through without playing along.
  • Next divide the piece into 2 sections which makes sense to you.
  • Now practice each section hands separately 3 times.
  • Further, when you feel comfortable playing each hand separately fluidly, play hands together SLOWLY.
  • Finally, repeat these steps several days until you can begin to pick up your tempo or speed.

Music History of Carol of the Bells

Carol of the Bells” is a popular Christmas carol, with music by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914.[1]  Lyrics are by Peter J. Wilhousky.

The song is based on the Ukrainian folk chant “Shchedryk“.[2] Wilhousky’s lyrics are under copyright protection (owned by Carl Fischer Music),  However, the music is in the public domain.

The music is based on a four-note ostinato and is in 3/4 time signature. The ringer of the B-flat bell, feels like 6/8 time.

The carol allows the listener to focus on either meter or switch between them. It has been performed in many genres: classical, metal, jazz, country music, rock, and pop.

Also, the piece is featured in films, television shows, and parodies. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Christmas Music Piano Links

Angels We Have Heard on High
Deck the Halls
Good King Wenceslas 
 Hark the Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships Easy Piano Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas 4 Easy Piano Tips

Carol of the Bells Article

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Jan Durrant

My name is Jan Durrant. I am a Piano teacher and music publisher with a Master's Degree in Music Education. My goal is teaching beginner piano students around the world to learn how to read music, play piano, piano finger exercises and simplified sheet music of their favorite titles.

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