The Christmas Holidays are here again. Considering the “interesting times” we are living in, getting into the holiday spirit will be harder than ever. For those of you who have just started learning to play a musical instrument, learning a holiday tune can help your playing progress as well as your holiday spirit. For those who are experienced musicians, nothing says Christmas like a good, old fashioned sing-along. That said, let’s give you all some of the best Christmas songs to play on piano, guitar and sing.
Best Christmas Songs To Play On Piano
Below are some piano tutorials by PHianonize on YouTube. They have a great selection of holiday season classics. The tutorials are super easy to follow and perfect for all levels. Be sure to check out his channel for more piano tutorials and piano learning content!
Jingle Bell Rock
One of the all time classics, “Jingle Bell Rock,” originally first released by Bobby Helms in 1957, has become a go-to during the holiday season. This is one of those songs that’s super easy to learn, play and sing. Get your loved ones together and perform this classic holiday hit. It’ll get you feeling like rocking Christmas in no time.
Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer
Speaking of classics, how can we forget good old “Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer.” This one is perfect for all ages. Follow along the easy piano tutorial and sing the night away with your loved ones.
This is also a classic Christmas carol and brings those warm, snowy feelings all over. It’s a beautiful song composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr. in Austria. The melody will and mood of this song will surely take you to another place.
Best Christmas Songs To Play On Guitar
When it comes to guitar tutorials, Andy Guitar is the man for the job. With almost 2 million YouTube subscribers, like Santa, he always delivers the goods! To make things even easier, Andy covers all 5 songs in one video. Scroll down below the video to quick timestamp links to the song tutorial of your choice!
1 – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 0:52
2 – Jingle Bells 6:08
3 – Deck The Halls 11:37
4 – We Wish You A Merry Christmas 14:48
5 – 12 Days Of Christmas 18:38
Best Christmas Songs To Sing
And now for you awesome vocalists out there. We found a Youtube channel dedicated to Christmas songs and carols – how much better can it get! Christmas Songs and Carols – Love to Sing has a ton of sing-along videos to take you into the new year. This video contains 82 Christmas classics, but make sure to check out their other videos and let the Christmas vibes roll! Don’t worry, every song has its own timestamp to be found in the video’s description. Enjoy!
Closing Off 2020
With everything that has happened and continues to unfold this year, it’s more important than ever to keep creating, no matter what your artistic preferences are. Being lifelong musicians and having lived the blessings of learning and playing music, we truly believe that the only way out is finding your way inward – and music can do just that. From all of us at Learn Instruments, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021; health above all!
Side note: if you’re thinking about playing guitar or thinking of getting a guitar as a gift this year, check out our Guitar Buying Guide For Beginners to help you cut through the noise!