Christmas Music

WOW – is it that time again?? I always start my students in Sept – to learn their Christmas songs – so Merry Christmas 2016!

There are a lot of published Christmas Collections and even written for the accordion. I will try to grab the most requested songs here – and make sure that some are simple lead line and others are full blown accordion arrangements. Graded 1 to 5 (Level 2 is PH 3 to 4)

JUST ADDEDMary, Did You Know?

Christmas – Level 1-2

  1. Auld Lang Syne Single note
  2. Candlelight Waltz (Auld Lang Syne Waltz) duet
  3. Away In a Manger
  4. Blue Christmas
  5. Link – The Chipmunk Song (level 1)
  6. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer Key of F Level 2
  7. Here Comes Santa Claus
  8. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  9. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  10. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Josh Groban version – level 1)
  11. Jingle Bells
  12. Jingle Bell Rock
  13. Let It Snow!
  14. Nuttin’ for Christmas – Level 1
  15. Oh Christmas Tree
  16. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  17. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  18. Silent Night
  19. Silent Night – Accordion Part – Ensemble
    1. Silent Night – Clarinet in Bb
    2. Silent Night – Clarinet in C
    3. Silent Night – Flute
    4. Silent Night – Piano
    5. Silent Night – SCORE
  20. Up on the Housetop Level 1.5
  21. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  22. White Christmas

Level 2-5

  1. Brazilian Sleigh Bells (level 5)
  2. The Christmas Song level 3 Key of G
  3. Feliz Navidad – Key of C  and Link – Feliz Navidad – Key of D Latin bass (Level 2)- plus link – Learn Latin Bass – MORE – Learn Latin bass style exercise.
  4. Frosty the Snowman Duet Level 3
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Level 3-4)
  6. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day level 2
  7. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Level 4)
  8. It’s Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas (level 3)
  9. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Solo:Duet) (Level 2)- Includes – “End of Phrase Ad Lib” exercise and Beginning Chord Progressions – or Duet!
  10. Little Drummer Boy – Level 2
  11. A Marshmallow World – Level 2
  12. Oh Holy Night (Level 3 & 4 & Duet)
  13. Sleigh Ride (Level 4)
  14. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – (Level 2)
  15. Silver Bells Duet (Solo/Duet) Level 2-3
  16. Twelve Days of Christmas – Level 2
  17. White Christmas Duet Level 2
  18. Winter Wonderland arr. by Shelia (level 3)

Here is a little BONUS – a recording of me playing The Christmas Song – I am playing the lead AND on another track I am playing the accompaniment. I am using a Roland BK7M for the rhythm and on the 2nd verse I switch to the Roland Accordion and play the clarinet setting.

https://myspace.com/music/song/59831928

13 thoughts on “Christmas Music”

  1. How to read the music for Chipmunk song level one. I have been away from accordion for 50+ years. How do you play the bass part. Your not using the chord are you? Thanks Ron

    • Shelia Lee said:

      Hi Ron,
      I sent you a short email – with an attachment that will help you read the Left Hand basses. Yes – the chords are notated with M for Major Chord, m for minor chord and 7 for 7th chord and d or dim or diminished chord. Accordion music used to be written my piano players that felt they had to write in ALL the notes for the chords! This method of showing the note on the correct line or space and then just labeling them as M, m, & etc. is so much more cleaner to read. Hope this helps. Shelia

      • Thanks very much, now I’m good. They have changed the old way that I was used to in 1960’s to this shorter method. Great! I changed to guitar in the sixties but bought an accordion again now and trying to go back and play. I play by ear but it hurts my head! Thanks Ron

  2. Lloyd Bouldin said:

    Thanks for posting “Oh Holy night” I am working on it. I would also like to see “Mary did you know” Jordan Smith did an amazing version on “the voice” I have come across another guy about my age (old coot) trying to learn the accordion. We are getting together several times a week to attempt to play. Yesterday we almost sounded almost human!!!!!

    • Shelia Lee said:

      I also Heard Jordan sing the song – it was fantastic. SOOOO just for YOU – I have just uploaded it to the Blog. Thanks

  3. Lloyd Bouldin said:

    Am looking for an arrangement of “Oh Holy Night” Do you know of one for accordion of course?
    Thanks Lloyd

    • Shelia Lee said:

      I have played this for years and I sincerely thought I had already done an arrangement for Oh Holy Night – but I can’t find it. After next week’s Accordion Retreat – I will get it done – JUST FOR YOU!!! And I will look to see if there are any other Christmas Songs that I can add for this year. Thanks for reminding me of this song!

    • I too am looking for a good arrangement of Oh Holy Night….about level 2.5 – 3. Please me know if you find one.

    • Shelia Lee said:

      Check the blog – I just posted Oh Holy Night – Hope you like it. There is also a duet on it too.

  4. Dave Donaldson said:

    Many thanks for the Christmas Music and “Merry Christmas” Dave

  5. amazing blog will follow endlessly nick in montreal

  6. Donna Madsen said:

    Thank you Shelia- I love your blog.
    It is very user friendly and lightening speed.

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