Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – How to Play on Glockenspiel / Xylophone

By Johnny Marks
Copyright St. Nicholas Music Inc.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a song written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company.

It is the second best-selling Christmas song of all time.

On this page you can find a glockenspiel tutorial video, sheet music with a glockenspiel chart that will help you find the notes on the Musical instrument and a Printable PDF for free Download. If you would like to watch and sing this song, click here for the Karaoke version.

Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The melody of Rudolph is moderately difficult and it consists of 8 notes (7 natural and 1 sharp one) as you can see on the chart bellow.

Although the music sheet music looks pretty big, there’s no need to be alarmed! After the introduction, the song actually consists of 2 musical phrases, with the first one being repeated 3 times in total. That said, if you have learnt one of them, you already know half of the song.

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 – not only the one that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.

To save this free music sheet of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”. Alternatively, you can download the PDF file below.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer free glockenspiel sheet music notes pdf

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.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

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