In this free guitar lesson I demonstrate various ways of playing a fingerstyle chord melody guitar arrangement of the popular Christmas carol “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” You have the option of fingerpicking or using a regular flat pick. I perform here on an acoustic guitar, but you can just as easily play the same thing on an electric guitar.
You can follow along with this lesson using my free We Wish You a Merry Christmas guitar tab.
The music is in the key of C but uses a few secondary dominants in the form of D7 and E7. Dominant function and secondary dominant chords are taught in my Fretboard Theory books and video courses. If you’re ready to go beyond the basics and learn music theory for guitar, I recommend you check out Fretboard Theory.
I use a PRS SE Angelus acoustic/electric guitar. I plug into an Alesis MultiMix 8 and add reverb and delay from the mixer’s onboard effects.
Christmas Guitar Songs
To see more holiday guitar lessons click Christmas Guitar Songs.
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