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How to Play Christmas Songs on Piano: "Ding Dong! Merrily on High"

Watch more How to Play Christmas Songs on Piano videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to play "Ding Dong! Merrily on High" on piano in this how to play Christmas songs video by Howcast. Expert: Paul Sandberg Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. My name is Paul Sandberg. I'm an actor, singer, and teacher in the New York City area. For more information please visit my website at Ding dong merrily on high. In heaven bells are ringing. Ding dong verily the sky. Is riv'n angels singing. Gloria, hosana in the highest. That was ding dong merrily on high. A beautiful, peppy, exciting Christmas carol, with a rather complicated gloria in the middle. To easily play this, the song breaks down to five chords, we have G, A minor, C, D, and E minor. You can play just the roots of those chords if you would like and it really makes the song quite a bit more manageable. To do that, go ahead and line your pinky, five finger, on the G, ring to the A minor, C, D, and E minor. And then they just roll right over the keys. Te trickier part is if you want to play the melody starting on the gloria's. My advice, start the top which is on the D, with your five finger, and then just follow them straight down the scale. And that looks like... Until right there, take a pause, but don't actually take a pause in the song, but take note here, that we're gonna pivot on our thumb so that our third finger, our middle finger, can play the F sharp, which allows us to complete the Gloria's without running out of fingers. And then just continue the melody... Hosana in the highest.
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