Holiday Songs

Deck The Halls
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In this lesson we will be learning a version of Deck The Halls in the key of D.  The only chords used are D, A, E, and G.  The trick here is getting the quick chord changes at the end of some of the measures.

White Christmas by Elvis
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In this lesson we will be learning the Elvis version of White Christmas. The tune is in the key of D and has a repeating 2 part arrangement.  To imitate the Elvis version we have incorporated a riff like pattern in the strumming.  Otherwise pretty straight ahead song.

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
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In this lesson we are going to learn the Christmas tune All I Want For Christmas Is You.  Easy song from the standpoint of chords being in the key of G.

Mary Did You Know
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In this lesson we will be learning the Christmas tune Mary Did You Know.  The song is in Em and uses the chords Em, D, Am, B7, c, and G.  The song is played with an arpeggiated fingerstyle.

Blue Christmas by Elvis
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Blue Christmas is in the key of E and requires the following chords, E, A7, B7, F#7, and A#dim7. The lesson covers a simple strumming version.

Mele Kalikimaka Melody
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Learn the melody to this Hawaiian Christmas classic

Mele Kalikimaka Chords
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In this lesson we will be learning the chords to this Hawaiian Christmas classic.

O Holy Night
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Learn the chord progression for O Holy Night. The chords are played fingerstyle in an arpeggio fashion. Two simple finger picking patterns will get you through the entire song. The chords are mostly simple beginner chords in the key of C

Silent Night (Chord Melody)
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In this lesson we will be learning a chord melody version of Silent Night. Chord Melody involves playing the melody and harmony together making for one complete piece. In other words “solo”. With chord melody fingerings are often very different and more complicated.