Blue Christmas how to play on the piano in minutes

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In this song we used chords (to play with the left hand). If you do not know how to play chords yet, you can try playing this melody with your right hand only, or learn how to play chords. We described it here: How to make chords?
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Embarking on a musical journey through the festive season, “Blue Christmas” stands out as a timeless piece that captures the essence of holiday nostalgia and longing. Originally composed by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, this melancholic Christmas classic has tugged at heartstrings since its debut in 1948. Known for its soul-stirring lyrics that depict a yearning for lost love during the yuletide season, “Blue Christmas” has been a staple in the holiday repertoire, offering a different shade to the usually bright and merry Christmas tunes. Its melancholic melody, paired with heart-wrenching lyrics, resonates with anyone who has experienced absence and longing during the holidays. Over the years, “Blue Christmas” has been covered by a plethora of artists, but it’s Elvis Presley’s 1957 version that has cemented its place in the annals of Christmas music lore, with his iconic voice bringing a unique blend of blues and country to the song, making it an unforgettable classic.

For those eager to delve into the art of piano playing, or simply looking to add a touching piece to their holiday repertoire, “Blue Christmas” offers an excellent starting point. Our piano book for beginners, equipped with keyboard stickers and letter notes, makes learning this song accessible to everyone, regardless of their prior musical knowledge. The letter notation system allows players to immediately start playing the song, pressing the keys with the right letters without the need to learn traditional notes. This method of learning, ideal for piano lessons for beginners, transforms the daunting task of memorizing complex musical sheets into a fun and engaging activity. Whether you’re a child embarking on your musical journey with a piano songbook for kids or an adult seeking to revisit a long-lost hobby with a piano learning book for adults, “Blue Christmas” provides a wonderfully melancholic piece that not only enhances your playing skills but also deepens your appreciation for the rich history and emotional depth of holiday music. As you play those familiar chords, you’ll not only be learning a new skill but also connecting with a piece of music that has been a comforting companion to many during the holiday season.

Some of the notes on our website contain the full version of the song, and some are excerpts, or for example the very beginning, chorus or verse, etc. Full versions of all the notes can be found in our books and e-books: SHOP.

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