With the help of this tutorial you can learn this famous and beautiful Christmas song. This version is very simple and can easily be played by piano beginners!

Take a look at the video, at the beginning I play the whole song for you. It sounds amazing and YOU can do this, too 🙂

First I show you how the right hand is playing the melody by naming and showing every single note. We go slowly forward, from one small part to the other.

And in the meantime I'll also give you some useful tips regarding the rhythm.

Very important: If you play a wrong note, you don’t have to start from the beginning - just practice this single part for several times until it works. This is certainly the fastest way to learn the song.

After you can play the melody with the right hand very well, it`s time to learn the part the left hand is playing. And here we split the tutorial in 3 different versions. You can choose one, that fits for you:

  • a version for complete beginners
  • one for intermediate piano players
  • and the last one for advanced piano players

But don’t go too fast through the practice parts! Take your time and repeat the parts as often as necessary. If you can’t play piano with both hands yet, don’t worry, that’s no problem! In this video I give you some special tips how you can easily learn it 🙂

Let me know how it’s going!

And if you need a little more help for getting started at the piano, check out my free piano lessons for beginners here.

Have fun!

About the Author

More than 1500 Live Concerts played Thomas to date. 2 own shows „Thomas Forschbach & Friends“ where he flew down from the ceiling and played the piano upside down.

He loves to entertain with his music and make people smile.

He played the piano in the most exclusive hotels like The Ritz -Paris & The Plaza - New York. Met Shakira, Placido Domingo, Franz Beckenbauer, sang together with German soccer keeper Manuel Neuer "We are the world" and made Top Manager dance late at night.

Today he loves to sit down at the piano, turn on the camera and shares everything he knows about playing the piano, shares the secrets most piano player will never know and developed his unique practicing method thanks to his famous "small practice parts".

This method made him the No. 1 piano teacher in Germany and one of the most popular piano teachers in the world.

People love with method and you should give it a try!

  • Luz Searcy says:

    It’s a bit challenging specially if you have zero experience, but I’m having fun and I’m determined to learn how to play if it kills me, you’re tutorials are easy to follow, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to play some songs in no time..

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hello Luz,

      Your determination and positive attitude are both inspiring and infectious! It's wonderful to hear that you're having fun even though you're finding it challenging as a beginner. That's the spirit that turns challenges into achievements.

      I'm truly glad to hear that you find my tutorials easy to follow, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. Remember, every pianist starts from where you are now, and it's the perseverance, practice, and passion that make all the difference.

      Feel free to reach out if you need help with anything specific or if you just want to share your progress. I'm cheering you on, and I can't wait to hear about the songs you'll be playing soon!

      With warm encouragement,

  • Hi Thomas,
    I enjoyed so much practicing with you. I need to practice a lot. But, I got to purchase a better piano. I now have a small Yamaha with so many buttons and sounds until I can't find the piano sound. However, what I did manage to do. It made me get a bit emotional. I can't wait to buy a new piano.


    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hi Brenda,

      It's heartening to hear from you, and I'm so pleased to know that you've been enjoying practicing with my tutorials. Music has a profound way of touching our emotions, and it's beautiful that you've connected with it in such a personal way.

      I can understand the desire for an instrument that resonates with your needs and ambitions. Yamaha generally makes good keyboards, but it can be overwhelming when there are so many options and buttons. When you're ready to purchase a new piano, take your time to explore different models, considering what fits your playing style, preferences, and budget. Your connection with the instrument is essential, and I'm sure you'll find one that inspires you even more.

      In the meantime, keep practicing and enjoying the journey. The emotions and connections you form with music are what make it so special. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance with your practice.

      With warm regards,

  • Funny. The Danish version starts at the middle G. So it's -- g-a-g-e--g-a-g-e--d-d-h-c-c-g-- a-a-c-h-a-g-a-g-e--a-a-c-h-a-g-a-g-e- d-d-d-f-d-h-c-e--c-g-e-g-f-d-c- So it's like half an octave lower. Interesting..

    Anayway. Thanks for the cords to the song. And great work, i love your tutorials. And thanks for making me a better pianoplayer.

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hello René,

      Thank you so much for sharing the Danish version! That's indeed an interesting variation, and it's always fascinating to see how music can be interpreted differently across cultures and traditions. Your input adds valuable insight, and I appreciate you taking the time to share it with me.

      I'm thrilled to hear that you find my tutorials helpful and that they have contributed to your growth as a pianist. That's exactly why I do what I do! Your kind words and ongoing support are truly motivating.

      If you ever have any questions, requests for specific tutorials, or simply want to share more insights like this, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy playing, and keep up the great work!

      Best regards,

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