Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – Press the right colors

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About the song and about the book series β€œpress the right colors”. You can find the notes below the description.

Discover the joy of playing “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” on your piano or keyboard using our innovative play by color method. This timeless Christmas classic, whose origins and composer remain shrouded in mystery, has been a beloved staple of holiday music since the 19th century. Often attributed to Benjamin Hanby, who is also known for another Christmas favorite, “Up on the Housetop,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” captures the excitement and anticipation of the holiday season. Its lyrics are a delightful conversation between a child and the jolly old elf himself, detailing the presents they hope to receive on Christmas morning. This song’s simplicity and cheerful melody make it a perfect first piece for those embarking on their musical journey with our piano book for beginners.

Our piano learning book for adults and kids transforms this festive tune into an accessible exercise through color notes sheet music, allowing anyone, regardless of their musical background, to participate in the holiday cheer. The use of keyboard stickers in our piano song book simplifies the learning process, making it an engaging piano exercise for beginners. “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” is not just a song; it’s a cultural artifact that embodies the spirit of giving, the warmth of the holiday season, and the joy of music. By including it in our easy piano songbook, we invite learners of all ages to make music a part of their holiday tradition. Whether you’re a parent looking for a piano book for kids, or an adult seeking to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing the piano, our piano practice book offers a fun and rewarding way to bring the magic of music into your home.

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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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