Playing 5 Christmas Songs with 3 Chords

Learn 5 popular Christmas songs using only 3 simple chords

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Playing 5 Christmas Songs with 3 Chords
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In this lesson, I’ll show you how to play 5 popular Christmas songs using a total of 3 chords in the G chord family; G, Cadd9, and D/F#m.

The songs are:
The First Noel
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Little Drummer Boy
Joy To The World

Silent Night is in 3/4 time (3 beats per measure). The strum pattern is:

Down / Down up / Down up

Jingle Bells & Joy to the World have the same pattern. They are both 4/4 time (4 beats per measure) with the following strum pattern:

Down / Down up / Up / Down up

Little Drummer Boy is the most complicated of the 5. The song is in 4/4 time, but the strum pattern is 8 beats long (2 measures): The strum pattern is:

Down / Up / Up down / Up / Up down / Down up

The First Noel is 3/4 time and the strum pattern is:

Down / Down / Down up

I show the strum pattern before each song in the video tutorial as well. I hope this is helpful for some of you. Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!



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