We Wish You A Merry Christmas Piano Music
This hugely popular Christmas song is a fantastic piece to learn to play on the piano as it is great fun to gather round a piano to sing with friends and family at Christmas time. The lyrics are joyful and uplifting, whilst the references to “bring us some figgy pudding” and “we won’t go until we’ve got some” always give rise to some rather raucous and entertaining renditions! I am sure that you will enjoy learning these We Wish You A Merry Christmas piano versions.
Have a look/listen to the video below of the advanced version and then choose between Easy, Intermediate or Advanced versions to download the sheet music and learn:
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Easy Piano
I have arranged both simpler versions (easy and intermediate) in the key of G major (one sharp – F sharp).
This is quite a simple key signature to play in on the piano and is also a comfortable key for people to sing along.
The most challenging aspect of this song from a piano playing point of view is the fact that its tempo is fast (allegro) and the melody is based on some quick leaps and scales.
The opening 8 bars will certainly benefit from slow practice in the right hand to be able to master the fingering.
Only speed up the tempo when you are confident that you can play the tune fluently.
In the intermediate piano arrangement I have increased the movement of the bassline.
This adds a bit more interest and rhythm to the piece. Watch out for some of the accidentals!
Also, I have added some extra notes in the right hand in the second section of the piece so that the performer has to play more than one note at once. This is a fairly advanced technique and so will require some practice to accomplish.
The piano playing techniques developed in these arrangements are:
- Fast playing
- Moving bassline
- Playing multiple notes in the right hand
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Advanced Piano
This advanced version is taken from my piano album “10 Christmas Carols“ and is a development of the theme.
The key of B flat major will give more of a challenge.
Techniques include the use of double octaves in the right hand and spread chords in the left hand.