Santa Claus is Coming to Town – How to Play on Glockenspiel / Xylophone

By Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Copyright Larry Spier Music Llc Obo Haven Gillespie Music Pub. And Emi April Music Inc Obo Emi Feist Catalog Inc.

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1933. It was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934.

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

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The melody of Santa Claus is coming to town is of moderate difficulty and consists of 11 notes (10 natural notes and a sharp one) as you can see on the chart following the notes of the song.

The song consists of two parts that are separated by the repeat sign. Don’t rush trying to play the song from beginning to end in one take. Instead, 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 “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” 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.

Santa Claus is comig to town free glockenspiel sheet music notes pdf

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

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

Santa Claus is Coming to Town | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

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