It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – How to Play on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is a Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song has been recorded by many artists, but was a hit for Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra in 1951.

This song celebrates the time when Christmas decorations appear in store fronts and public displays all around, spreading the festive feeling.

On this page you can find a glockenspiel / xylophone tutorial video of the theme and sheet music that you can download for free as a PDF file.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

How to Play It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas on the Glockenspiel/Xylophone | Tutorial

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

This piece is more demanding than other Christmas songs for Glockenspiel or Xylophone that Singing Bell proposes. This is because, as shown in the score and the color map bellow, it is melodically and rhythmically more complex. As for the rhythm, it combines eighth notes with triplets, while melodically both rows of the glockenspiel are used. The piece consists of 11 natural and 3 accidental notes

Watch the video a couple of times and study each part at your own pace until you get the hang of it. Remember to use both mallets as much as you can. For this purpose avoid using only the hand that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.

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Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart and Lyrics

To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

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