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Part of the fun of being a creator of music pattern books is working out new harmonies on various instruments with my husband and kids. My youngest daughter started playing one our favorite Christmas songs, “We Wish You and Merry Christmas,” and I jumped up to accompany her on
You can play a duet of this song with two xylophones using the music patterns in the book Popular 8 Note Songs for Christmas. If you want to learn by listening, all the audio tracks for the songs are available online at www.upadounlimited.com/songs-for-christmas.
One of the reasons we are able to create glockenspiel xylophone and piano duets because each Up-a-do Unlimited xylophone is precision tuned so it can be played with other instruments such as piano, recorder and guitar.
In the 1800’s, Victorian Era carolers brought back door to door Christmas caroling with an interesting twist. Often times, the carolers would refuse to leave until they had receive a treat of some kind, the favorite being “figgy pudding” which is why two of the lines in the song state, “Bring us some figgy pudding” and