Family festive piano songs – The Piano Master

12 Oct 2021
Family festive piano songs – The Piano Master

Festive songs have always been a wonderful way of bringing people together and raising spirits in more ways than one.  The joy you feel listening to your favorite festive songs is literally, music to your ears.

It also has a hugely positive neurological effect in which your brain’s pleasure circuit is stimulated, releasing dopamine and serotonin which are responsible for those happy feelings. 

Imagine the difference it will make when you are the one playing it!  And it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Playing the piano well comes down to the right combination of pitch and rhythm.  And when you’re just beginning to tickle the ivories, the easy songs are the ones that won’t have you moving around on the notes too much while at the same time maintaining a fairly simple rhythm.

Oh, and one more tip: When learning any song at any level, it’s always best to learn each hand separately before you start playing the number with both hands together.

Having said all this, here are some suggestions for easy festive songs:

1. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

This evergreen favorite is fairly easy to learn because it consists of a verse, followed by a chorus, and then another verse followed by a chorus.  It is also a wonderful song to encourage others to sing along!

2. SILENT NIGHT

This great Christmas classic only uses the white keys on the piano. 

3. JINGLE BELLS

When tackling this catchy carol, try thinking about the actual bells jingling to ensure that your rhythm stays in time.  Otherwise, simply practice with a metronome.

4. THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

While this song might seem complicated because of its many verses, it really has only three main chords, which means you can easily nail it!

5. AWAY IN A MANGER

This moving musical tribute uses only eight notes and requires only the use of your right hand.  However, you can try pushing yourself by playing it using only your left hand!

Are you playing the piano? 

Or do you want to play the piano, but not sure which one to buy?

Speak to the Piano Master – Johan Viljoen!

Phone: +27-12-752-4550

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