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What keys play "Jingle Bells" on the piano?

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Quick Answer

The keys C, D, E, F and G are used to play "Jingle Bells" on the piano. If chords are added, however, more keys are used. Chords are played with the left hand and the main tune with the right.

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Full Answer

"Jingle Bells" is a favorite Christmas carol, and is an easy song to learn for even a beginner piano player. With only five main notes used, a person can master the tune in no time.

  1. Listen

    To start, one should listen to the song played on a piano. Try to focus on the main part of the song and block out any extra chords or accompaniment.

  2. Practice

    Once the tune is familiar, put the right hand in place on the piano's keyboard with the right thumb on middle C. Slowly follow the music, simply learning the path of the notes and not concentrating on the cadence or tempo. Once the note pattern is familiar, slowly increase tempo and introduce the beat counts of each note.

  3. Try some chords

    After mastering the piece with the right hand, chords can be introduced. These are played with the left hand and are meant to be an accompaniment to the primary tune of the song. Chords are one octave lower than the notes played with the right hand, and are three notes played at one time.

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