The countdown to Christmas is on and with less than a week to go, you may be wondering how in the world you can learn a few easy and familiar Christmas songs while you still have a few days to go! This week will probably be filled with last minute gift buying, party preparations, cooking, and wrapping some last minute gifts.
Thankfully, going out to a physical store isn't necessary anymore to find most of what we need these days; and that includes great Christmas music for you to play.
With a decline in free resources online for music, it's harder than it used to be to find what you may need, and when time is short, the last thing you need is to have to spend hours looking for just a few simple songs.
Here are a few tips that will help you focus your online search so you can find some great resources quickly and start working on your new songs.
There are several specific search terms that you want to insert into Google search bar to get you started. Try a few of these and make sure to put the "quotation marks" around the search words.
When you find music on some of the sites that will come up, make sure you take a look at the key signatures and time signatures to make sure that you know them, and won't have to learn something new to play the piece, unless you end up having the time to do so.
Some of the sites that you will visit will have small charges for the music they offer. If you don't want to pay for the songs, just keep looking for free music sites. The charges for songs are usually quite small and range from $1.00 - $3.00. That's about the limit that I would suggest you pay for any music like this, as there are still some free resources available.
Do you have other musicians in the house that want to participate in any playing that you are going to be doing? That's no problem. Just include these kinds of words in your search terms, and just like above, remember to include "quotations" around your search terms. Use words like:
Now if you're wondering where is a good place to start in terms of what are some of the easier Christmas pieces to learn, here's what I would personally suggest. There are 3 specific songs that I think are great to start with, and you can see a visual sample of each in my video below.
All of these 3 songs I do show you in the video below so be sure to check it out.
Enjoy searching and finding the perfect Christmas music for your own celebrations this year! Part of the beauty of music is that it brings people together in a happy, fun and festive setting, that will be remembered and treasured. That's the best gift of all. May all of yours be blessed!
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