On this page you can discover detailed information about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer piano music including printable sheet music, tabs, free mp3s, how to learn the keyboard part and other useful info.
I haven’t met a single person who has not heard about that famous reindeer whose glowing nose led Santa through cloudy winter weather.
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. Younger folk may already have heard thousands of different versions of it used in cartoons and over the radio by numerous stars including Barry Manilow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Alan Jackson.
However, it was Gene Autry’s wife whom we have to thank for popularizing the song. She purportedly told him to record it even though Harry Brannon had beat him to it commercially. And then the myth of the Reindeer truly hit the mass media, being playable today in virtually every form – including piano sheet music for our sake.
Another example of a slow oom-pah style Christmas song – ‘oom-pah’ is just an easy way of describing what the polka bands excelled in (except that they did it fast). Where ‘Oom’ is the first beat, ‘pah’ is the second beat, ‘oom’ is then again the third beat and ‘pah’ is the fourth, repeated over again.
With the exception of the elaborate introduction and the slight change of key at one point in the song, you only need three chords to pull off Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and it’s recommended you choose the highly versatile key of C major. So Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer sheet music is very easily just played with C major, F major and G major chords – and the opening verse uses just Cmaj and Gmaj.
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1. You can immediately download printable sheet music for this song using the link below.
2. You can create your own sheet music for FREE using special notation software.
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