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How to Play Christmas Songs on Piano: "What Child Is This?" ("Greensleeves")

Watch more How to Play Christmas Songs on Piano videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/682-How-to-Play-Christmas-Songs-on-Piano Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to play "What Child Is This?" aka "Greensleeves" 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: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 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 paulsandberg.net. What child is this who lay to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping. Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherd's watch are keeping. This, this, is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing. Haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary. That was What Child is This, also known as Greensleeves. It can be broken down into really just a handful of chords. Those being E minor, D, A minor, B, and G. And on the piano, they look like this. We have E minor, D major, A minor, B, and G. And if you wanna make it easy on yourself, go ahead and just play the roots of all those chords in your left hand. That way, you kinda have a home base. You don't have to bounce all around the piano, your left hand can stay put. And that would like like, uh, go ahead and place your pinkie, your fifth finger on the G. Fourth on the A, third on the B, second, or index finger, on the D. And then, lastly, your thumb, your 1 finger, on the E. And now you're set for the rest of the song. Just add in the melody in your right hand. What child is this who lay to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping. Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping.
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