What Child Is This (Greensleeves) – How to Play on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone

“What Child Is This?” is a popular Christmas carol based on the melody of the traditional tune “Greensleeves“. It was written in 1865 by English writer William Chatterton Dix.

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.

Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

How to Play What Child Is this? / Greensleeves on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone | Easy Tutorial

What Child is This? (Greensleeves) – Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The melody of “What Child Is This (Greensleeves)” theme is of moderate difficulty. We present it here in E minor scale, that means that it consists of 8 natural notes and 3 sharp notes, as you can see on the chart following the notes 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 glockenspiel sheet music of “What Child Is This (Greensleeves)” 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.

What_Child_Is_This free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music letters color notes chart 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.

“What Child Is This (Greensleeves)” – Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

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