Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Carol of the Bells"
- Music composer: Mykola Leonidovich
- Level 5: advanced (See other levels of this song)
- 5 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Lyrics: Not included
- Key (for this arrangement): G minor (original key)
- Fingerings: none
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger and music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00433
About "Carol of the Bells":
"Carol of the Bells" is a song based on the traditional Ukrainian folk chant created by Ukrainian composer, Mykola Leonidovich. Initially, it wasn't a Christmas carol. However, when Peter Wilhousky wrote a lyrics to it, it became viral in the United States as a Christmas carol. It is one of the most popular Christmas carols today. There are a lot of ostinato (repeated short phrases) in the melody. If you like to learn more about the story behind "Carol of the Bells," please visit our page, "About Carol of the Bells."
Tips for playing Level 5 "Carol of the Bells":
On this Level 5 "Carol of the Bells," you'll be using a very wide range of keys (from very low notes to very high notes) on the piano or keyboard. That is not very common on most piano pieces. You'll see a lot of 'ottava' 8va signs throughout the song on both right-hand register and left-hand register. Sometimes one octave higher and sometimes one octave lower. So, please carefully look at each ottava sign. In the midsection, you'll need to move your left hand and play arpeggio wider than octave range (such as 10th) quickly which is probably the most challenging part in this arrangement. We didn't provide the specific damper (sustain) pedal markings. However, we recommend you to experiment with pedaling. It is in the original key of G minor. Fingerings are not provided.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet), and Practice!
This product is a digital download. After you purchase it, you will be downloading a PDF file. You should be able to download it to your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet if they are connected to the internet. You'll also receive a download link via email. You may download it later when it's convenient. After you download it, please print it out or see it on your tablet for your use. And most importantly, PRACTICE!
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