Easiest Songs to Play: The Christmas Classics
Dec 3 2015
Christmas is coming, and the holiday cheer needn’t be reserved for radio players! ChordBuddy is checking out the Guitar Lessons BobbyCrispy YouTube Channel, focusing on some of the season’s finest, easy-play songs. If you’re ready to invoke some holiday feelings, and if you’re ready to dazzle your family with Christmas favorites, check out the season’s most memorable songs.
We’re giving a rundown on some lesser-known tips. While your ChordBuddy will take care of most play concerns, we feel it’s our duty to solidify the big-time methods.
Tip One: Practice Rhythm with “We Three Kings”
“We Three Kings” features a solid G-C-G riff during its chorus. Easily played, the riff works well with the song’s natural lyric construction. Practice your finger transitions, and nail the G-C-G pattern while using Ultimate-Guitar’s tabs.
Tip Two: Hone Your Accuracy with “Winter Wonderland”
Richard B. Smith’s “Winter Wonderland,” while easy to play, still offers a unique setup for finger accuracy. The song’s G7, DM, G and F lineup, easily viewed on e-chords.com, creates a unique opportunity for any budding guitarist’s finger accuracy.
The song’s introduction may take a little while to nail down, but ChordBuddy’s chord placement should solidify the basic chord roundup. As you progress, don’t be afraid to branch out and twist the G chords a bit!
Tip Three: Take Advantage of the “Silent Night” Tune
“Silent Night” utilizes a three-fourths tune. The time signature, commonly found in waltz songs, is incredibly useful for guitarists expanding their horizons. It’s played in the E key, so you won’t be too shaken from foundational play. Played quiet like a lullaby, “Silent Night” is an extraordinary song for practice. It’s slow, it’s rhythmic, and it’s incredibly intuitive.
Tip Four: Focus on the F Chord in “Silver Bells”
“Silver Bells” is pretty straightforward, but its F chord can give novice guitarists some trouble. Played in C, F and G, “Silver Bells” often skews the chord lineup. If played incorrectly, the F major chord will turn into a C-key chord, or even a D-key chord. Be sure to follow the waltz-like 1, 2, 3, 1, 2 and 3 roundup, as it’ll guide your fingers. “Silver Bells,” like “Silent Night,” is quite slow to play. Take the time to nail its cool rhythm, and ferment your play skill. Check out the tabs for “Silver Bells” here at Ultimate-Guitar.
- BobbyChrispy, Guitar Lessons. 10 Christmas Songs – Guitar Lesson ( EASY With Chord Chart ) by BobbyCrispy. 13 November 2014.
- e-chords. Winter Wonderland. 2015.
- Guitar.About.com, Learn to Play ‘Silver Bells’ on Guitar. 2015.
- Ultimate-Guitar, Misc Christmas at. Silver Bells Chords. 2015.
- Ultimate-Guitar, Misc Christmas at. We Three Kings Chords. 2015.
- AcousticGuitar.com, Silent Night.