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How to Play "O Holy Night" on Piano

Learn how to play "O Holy Night" on piano from musician Paul Sandberg in this Howcast video.

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How to Play Christmas Songs on Piano: "O Holy Night" My name is Paul Sandberg. I am an actor, singer and teacher in the New York City area. For more information, please visit my website at paulsandberg.net. [singing /playing here] So that was "O Holy Night," also known as "cantique de noel" by Adolphe Adam. This song has many, many verses, each with a slightly different melodic variation. I just did the first verse which is also probably the best known verse. This is one of the harder Christmas songs to really sink your teeth into, but it can be made easier if you notice that really the left hand is just playing some blank cords, those chords being B flat, E flat, D and F, then we're back to B. The most tricky part would be the pattern in the right hand, that pattern being 1/3, 2/5, 2/1, and those just block out the main chords. We're still just playing a B flat chord here. You will have a slightly easier time, you can just play the melody with the right hand, nothing stopping you from doing that. Put that in with the left hand's chorus and you just have [singing /playing here].

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