It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – easy music with letters

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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?

About song and easy letter notes

Embarking on the journey of learning to play the piano or keyboard is a thrilling adventure, one that combines the beauty of music with the joy of mastering a new skill. A standout song that embodies this journey is “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” a classic Christmas carol that offers not just a melodic treat but a fascinating history to explore. Composed by Richard Storrs Willis in 1850, with lyrics penned by Edmund Sears, a pastor from Massachusetts, this song has transcended its era to become a timeless piece of holiday repertoire. Known for its serene melody and profound lyrics that convey a message of peace and goodwill, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” stands out as a perfect piece for those venturing into piano practice, especially with the help of letter notes and keyboard stickers.

Delving into the song, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” is notable for its gentle, uplifting tune and lyrics that speak to the soul. Its composition during the mid-19th century, a time marked by societal upheavals and the looming shadows of the American Civil War, imbues the song with a historical richness and a sense of longing for peace that is as relevant today as it was back then. The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, making it a versatile piece for piano learners of all ages, whether they are using a piano book for beginners, a keyboard for beginners book, or even a piano learning book for adults. The ease of play by letter format, using letter notation and letter notes sheet music from a piano songbook with letters, makes it accessible for everyone, turning the daunting task of learning to play the piano into an enjoyable and fulfilling activity. Whether you’re a child or an adult, embarking on your musical journey with “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” offers not just the opportunity to learn a beautiful song but also to connect with a piece of musical history that resonates with the spirit of the holiday season.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear letter notes piano
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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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