Play Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Now In Less Than 2 Hours, You Can Jump Start Your Piano Playing With These 3 Easy Steps!

Dear Friend,

Jermaine Griggs, the pioneer of the award-winning GospelKeys learning system, has come up with 3 simple steps so that you won't waste any time at all. In fact, it'll virtually cut your learning time in half! I copied and pasted the most important parts below so you can get a general idea.


Step One: Determining the Melody

Step Two: Harmonizing the Melody

Step Three: Adding the Bass

These three steps are not super complicated theories that require several years of experience. In fact, they were designed for the total beginner with absolutely no musical experience.

What most people don't understand is that most songs follow patterns. If you've been mistakenly learning songs, one by one, you're only exercising your ability to MEMORIZE chords --- and
that's exactly why it takes SO LONG to learn just one song.


If you concentrate on LEARNING PATTERNS, you'll never go wrong because songs are built on repeating patterns. You should NEVER EVER have to memorize dozens of songs when they all share the same exact CHORDS, PROGRESSIONS, AND PATTERNS.

So head over to their site and let me know what you think

If you have any questions, feel free to reply.

Talk soon,

P.S. - You might find more interesting information, techniques, or resources just by clicking around on their website..

Play Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas piano.

This Christmas classic has some smooth changes and a great melody and holiday message. 

It is one of my favorite seasonal songs and I hope this tutorial is helpful.

The heart warming Christmas song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was immortalized by Judy Garland when she sang this song to Margaret O'Brien in Meet Me in St Loius and brought tears to the eyes of the audience.

The lyricist for Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was Ralph Blane and the haunting music was composed by Hugh Martin. The song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was first published in 1943.

Until I started to research the song for this piano tutorial, I had never heard the Judy Garland version.

The lyrics have been altered a bit as the song has been passed down and around to just about every recording artist from Frank Sinatra to Christina Aguilera.

I decided to include the Frank Sinatra version because, hey, Its Frank!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles
Will be out of sight, 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles
Will be miles away,

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore, 
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us, once more,

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, 
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

About the chords....

I really like this song because the melody and the chords work well together and provide the opportunity to play with different harmonizations.

If you are not sure of any of the chords you can find some help by visiting the lesson on Keyboard Chords and Jazz Piano Chords.

The link to Piano Chords will also guide you through much of the information you can use to figure out any chord in seconds without having to memorize individual notes.

As usual I have left out the melody as training your ear requires listening and picking out the melody for yourself! Just do it. It gets easier as you go along.

Also be sure to watch the tutorial video at the bottom of the page and oh yeah, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas friends!

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If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for future lessons feel free to Contact Me.

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