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How To Play “Carol of the Bells” On Piano (Easy)

"Carol of the Bells" is a popular Christmas carol with Ukrainian origins. Its simple, yet catchy melody has made it a favorite among pianists of all skill levels. If you're looking to add this holiday classic to your piano repertoire, here are the steps to follow:

Watch this video tutorial here by Peter PlutaX

1. Start with the video above.

2. Familiarize yourself with the melody. "Carol of the Bells" has a repetitive melody that is played over an arpeggiated chord progression. Practice playing the melody hands separately to get a feel for the rhythm and phrasing.

3. Practice playing the chords. The chord progression for "Carol of the Bells" is fairly simple and consists of mostly major chords. Practice playing the chords with your left hand while maintaining the melody with your right hand.

4. Work on your phrasing and dynamics. "Carol of the Bells" has a driving, energetic feel, so be sure to add some emphasis to the downbeats and give the melody a sense of forward momentum.

Put it all together. Once you feel comfortable with the melody, chords, and phrasing, try playing the entire piece hands together. Practice slowly at first, and gradually increase the tempo as you become more confident.

With some practice and patience, you'll be able to play "Carol of the Bells" on the piano in no time. This festive piece is sure to bring some holiday cheer to any performance.

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