We Wish You a Merry Christmas Chords for Guitar Beginners
We Wish You a Merry Christmas chords that are easier for beginning guitar players are what this page is about...
I realized that the piano arrangements, with their frequent and unusual chord changes, weren't working for them.
Here is what the guitar tabs look like:
Please scroll down the page for the link to the downloadable PDF.
Your beginner guitar students can actually use BABY chords G and C in this piece, and still make the song sound decent. Those little chords will help them change chords so much faster!
In the second-to-last measure (the penultimate measure) there is a very quick change from C, to D7, to G.
I like to tell my younger students to:
- play the "little C" (which is index finger alone),
- then keep that index finger down for the D7 (young guitarists have a tendency to lift their fingers in-between each chord and start over even when some of the same fingers can be left in place),
- then SLIDE down from D7 into the little G chord.
We can build up some speed that way!
Below is a very beautifully-played rendition of a classical guitar style arrangement of this Christmas carol. The artist, from 2009, is Sungha Jung, and the arrangement is by Ulli Boegershausen.
This is a great key for violin as well - in fact, a fiddle and guitar duo on this festive and joyous song is a wonderful pairing!
The link to the guitar sheet:
Download We Wish You a Merry Christmas chords for guitar beginner players
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A thousand thanks for your beginning piano and guitar songs.
I've already printed several for my children, including the Pretty Little Horses TAB and Carol of the Bells for piano. What a wonderful resource!
Just wanted to express my overwhelming joy in finding your web site! :D Lots of good info!!
My wife and I own our own teaching studio in Texas and I am always looking for new songs to teach my beginner guitar students. You've done a wonderful job of providing great tunes with ACCURATE sheet music/TAB!
Your web site is wonderful! Thank you so much!! Many blessings...
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Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.