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How to Play "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" on Piano

Learn how to play "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" on piano from musician Paul Sandberg in this Howcast video.

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"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)
Hark the herald angels sing
""Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinner reconciled""
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic hosts proclaim:
""Christ is born in Bethlehem""
Hark! The herald angels sing
""Glory to the newborn King!""
That is ""Hark the herald angels sing"" one of the more left-hand, bouncy carols around and if your skill level isn't quite happened to have in the left moving about, you can get away by playing just ruts of these three main chords: ""F"", ""C"" and ""B flat"". Those chords would look like: ""F"", ""C"" and ""B"". And then you hear that kind of naturally wants to go back to ""F"". Played in one hand with out moving about would be pinky, five, placed on the ""F"" , middle finger, three, be placed on the ""B flat"" and then go ahead and place your one or two I'm gonna be playing my thumb which is one, on the ""C"". And there you can go with the entire song with out hand and then move your left hand.
(Singing)
Hark the herald angels sing
""Glory to the newborn King!""
Also, just because these note are written on the page, it doesn't mean you have to keep them strict. You can hold one on longer, let the phrase move, ebon, flow, give and take. That's how you gonna put on your spin on this piece. It really send the message home.
(Singing)
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic hosts proclaim:
""Christ is born in Bethlehem""
Hark! The herald angels sing
""Glory to the newborn King!""
"

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