How To Play Oh Christmas Tree – Easy Piano Tutorial

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Welcome to another easy piano tutorial where you learn how to play the Christmas carol, Oh Christmas Tree. It’s very easy to play and is great for beginners. You will learn to play this song in the key of F major.

You have three options for learning the song – a total of three video tutorials. You can learn the melody only, the melody as well as an easy left hand part, and thirdly, the melody of the song accompanied by simple chords.

The notes and chords of the song can be found below. Watch the video(s) first of all, then follow the notes below.

Here’s video 1. You will learn how to play the melody of O Christmas Tree with your right hand.

Video 1 – Oh Christmas Tree Very Easy Piano Tutorial (Melody Only)

Right Hand Notes:

Here are the notes of the melody to be played with your right hand.

C F F F G A A A
A G A B♭ E G F

C F F F G A A A
A G A B♭ E G F

C C A D C C B♭ B♭
B♭ B♭ G C B♭ B♭ A A

C F F F G A A A
A G A B♭ E G F

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Video 2: Oh Christmas Tree Easy Piano Tutorial For Beginners

Here’s video 2. In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the melody of the song as well as a very easy left hand part. Master the melody first of all, then learn the left hand part.

Left Hand Notes

Play the following notes with your left hand (while playing the melody). Be sure to watch the video so you know exactly where they come in.

F E D G F
F E D G F
F G C F
F E D G F

Video 3 – How To Play O Christmas Tree – Piano Tutorial

This is where you learn how to play chords plus melody. Instead of the one note at a time left hand part, you can play chords.

O Christmas Tree Piano Chords

The chords for this song are F major, C major, D minor, G minor, C dominant seventh and F suspended fourth.  If you’re new to chords, don’t you worry; the notes of each chord are shown in the video as well as below.

Here’s the chord progression:

F C Dm Gm C7 Fsus4 F
F C Dm Gm C7 Fsus4 F
F Gm C F
F C Dm Gm C7 Fsus4 F

Chord Notes:

Here are the notes of each chord as played in the video tutorial. The notes of each chord are hyphenated.

C-F-A C-E-G D-F-A D-G-B♭ C-E-G-B♭ C-F-B♭ C-F-A
C-F-A C-E-G D-F-A D-G-B♭ C-E-G-B♭ C-F-B♭ C-F-A
C-F-A D-G-B♭ C-E-G-B♭ C-F-A
C-F-A C-E-G D-F-A D-G-B♭ C-E-G-B♭ C-F-B♭ C-F-A

F major: C-F-A
C major: C-E-G
D minor: D-F-A
G minor: D-G-B♭
C dominant seventh: C-E-G-B♭
F suspended fourth: C-F-B♭

Some of the chords are played in root position and some are inverted.

What do I mean by “root position” and “inverted”? Briefly, a chord can be played in its root position and can also be inverted. For example, in root position, the notes of the C major chord are played in the order, C-E-G. In its first inversion, it’s played in the order, E-G-C and in its second inversion, the C major chord is played with notes in the order, G-C-E.  Notice that the same notes, C, E and G are used each time.

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