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How to Play "Angels We Have Heard on High" on Piano

Learn how to play "Angels We Have Heard On High" on piano from musician Paul Sandberg in this Howcast video.

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"How to Play Christmas Songs on Piano:
Angels We Have Heard on High

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.

Angels we have heard on high sweetly singing o're the plains. And the mountains in reply echo back their joyous strains.
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo
That was Angels we have Heard on High on of several bouncy songs with a glorious gloria in the middle. The left hand is going to be busy with just a handful of chords. F, A minor, C, D minor, G and B flat. On the piano those chords will look like this. We start with f, A minor, C, D minor, G and B flat. Now one of the trickiest parts of the song is when we get to the gloria. And that's because we have a long, sustained passage. My advise is to play it as slowly as you can still make it through on one breath. We don't want to play it too quickly cause then you're hand is not going to be able to keep up. Don't want to play it too slowly because your going to run out of air. So you're going to have to find that happy medium for yourself. For me, the ratio goes something like this. Gloria in excelsis deo. "

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