The First Noel – How to Play on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone

The First Noel” is a traditional classical English carol, most likely from the 18th century, although possibly earlier.

The song title is also written as “The First Noël” and “The First Nowell”.

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.

The First Noel Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

How to Play The First Noel on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone | Easy Christmas Music Tutorial

The First Noel Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

This song, here in C major, uses all the notes of the scale and is perfect for practicing. Its time signature is 3/4 and it’s quite easy to play, especially if you sing along. It is has two parts with 8 meters each. Study these parts separately, as the first part is different from the second one. As with any piece you study, start at a very slow tempo and speed will come along gradually as you keep on practicing.

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.

The First Noel free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music color notes chart 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.

The First Noel – Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

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