How to Play “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” | Christmas Songs

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“My name is Paul Sandberg. I’m an actor, singer and teacher in the New York City area. For more information please visit my website at paulsandberg.net.

[Starts Singing]

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Lead your ear this way

Don’t you tell a single soul, what I’m going to say

Christmas Eve is coming soon

Now you dear old man

Whispher what you’ll bring to me, Tell me if you can.

[Ends Singing]

That was Jolly Old St. Nicholas. It’s a very easy … but sentimental song. Always makes me think of tin trains for some reason. It consists of just three chords, and I know your gonna learn them and love’em. The chords are, A, E and D. On the piano they look like this. We have A. E. And D. And that’s basically it. You add the melody in your right hand. And once you get the hang of those three chords, feel free to start arpeggiating or breaking up that chord. There’s rhythm written on the page, but by no means do you need to feel … restricted by those melodies.

[Starts Singing]

Christmas Eve is coming soon

Now you dear old man

Whispher what you’ll bring to me, Tell me if you can.

[Ends Singing]”

Comments

Rosencrantz says:

@nomallifeisstrange It's terrible D:

free candy says:

im the 4th!!!

Rosencrantz says:

Oh. My. God. This song is haunting me. We did it over and over at choir. And now Howcast too…D:

trevorherald says:

this didn't teach me how to play

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