The First Noel – 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

Discovering the timeless melodies that have traversed centuries is like uncovering hidden treasures, and “The First Noel” is indeed a gem among traditional Christmas carols. Originating from the 18th century, this song has been a staple of holiday music, capturing the essence of Christmas through its serene melody and profound lyrics. The carol, believed to be of English origin, narrates the story of the nativity of Jesus, as described in the Gospel of Luke. Its chorus, “Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel,” resonates with the joy and reverence of the season. What makes “The First Noel” stand out is not just its historical significance but also its universal appeal, as it has been covered by countless artists over the years, each bringing their own unique interpretation to this beloved hymn.

For those embarking on their musical journey, “The First Noel” presented in a piano book for beginners or a keyboard songbook for beginners, offers an accessible entry point. The use of letter notes and keyboard stickers facilitates an immediate connection between the learner and the instrument, bypassing the often intimidating traditional sheet music. This approach, especially when incorporated into a piano learning book for adults or a piano songbook for kids, democratizes music education, allowing individuals of all ages and backgrounds to experience the joy of playing music. By focusing on play by letter and letter notation, learners can engage with the song’s rich history and cultural significance, while also developing their musical skills. Whether you’re using a piano practice book or a keyboard for beginners book, “The First Noel” serves as a perfect example of how music can bridge the past and present, inviting everyone to partake in the universal language of melody and harmony.

The First Noel letter notes song
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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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