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Easy CHRISTMAS Songs on the Guitar- Christmas Carols- Learn Christmas songs on your Guitar quickly

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Lessons in This Class

21 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Promotional

      2:19
    • 2. Introduction to Christmas Songs on the Guitar

      0:39
    • 3. Frosty the Snowman Guitar Chords

      1:48
    • 4. Frosty the Snowman Singing and Guitar Chords

      2:42
    • 5. Frosty the Snowman Song

      1:52
    • 6. Christmas Times a Comin Guitar Chords

      1:00
    • 7. Christmas Times a Comin' Singing and Guitar Chords

      4:08
    • 8. Christmas Times a Comin' Song

      1:22
    • 9. Christmas Times a Comin' Strumming Pattern on the Guitar

      4:40
    • 10. Deck the Halls Guitar Chords

      1:28
    • 11. Deck the Halls Singing and Guitar Chords

      2:02
    • 12. Deck the Halls Strumming Patterns on Guitar

      4:48
    • 13. Holly Jolly Christmas Guitar Chords

      0:57
    • 14. Holly Jolly Christmas Singing and Guitar Chords

      2:08
    • 15. Holly Jolly Christmas Song

      1:55
    • 16. Holly Jolly Christmas Strumming for Guitar

      3:24
    • 17. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Guitar Chords

      1:52
    • 18. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Singing Guitar Chords

      2:21
    • 19. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Song

      2:07
    • 20. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Strumming for Guitar

      3:42
    • 21. Thank you for taking this Christmas Songs Class

      0:11
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Easy Christmas Songs on the Guitar Class - Christmas Songs Get excited for Christmas Songs lots of Christmas Songs - Christmas Carols

Learn the basic concepts and building blocks that you will need to get started on some great Christmas songs.

Why take from this gal?

My passion is inspiring others to feel more confident in themselves and their playing.  I feel like music can do that. After years of performing  and teaching all over the US at workshops, out of my home and through  multiple schools, I was asked by many of my students to make videos of my lessons. Here is the result.

Building a strong foundation

  • Learn each Christmas song

  • Learn the chords to each Christmas song

  • Learn where the chord changes are for each Christmas song

  • Learn the strumming patterns for each Christmas song

  • Learn the melodic structure to each Christmas song

  • I will provide you with the lyrics and chords for each song for the class project. 


Who is the target audience for this Class?
Anyone who wants to learn Christmas songs on the guitar

  • For beginner

  • For Intermediate

  • For Advanced players who want to learn some easy Christmas Songs
  • Anyone who wants to play songs for their friends and family members at Christmas time

  • Anyone who is interested in performing Christmas songs

  • Anyone who would like to sing and play Christmas songs in Church

  • All ages.     


Questions
Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this class. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Thanks
Thanks for taking the time to look at this class. I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better at playing Christmas Songs on the Guitar.

Merry Christmas!
Sandi M.

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1. Promotional : Oh, hey, everybody. I want to welcome you two easy Christmas songs on the guitar. My name is Sandy Millar, and I'll be your instructor throughout this course. In this course, you're gonna learn great Christmas songs like Deck the Halls, Frosty the Snowman, Holly, Jolly Christmas and then I'm Gonna dio kind of a number that you probably haven't heard of . It's called Christmas Times a Comin, and many of you know who have taken our other courses know that we do a lot of folk and bluegrass and singer songwriter stuff, and this is kind of more of a traditional bluegrass number that you'll see a lot of bluegrass bands do around Christmas time. All of a sudden, you bring this this song that nobody's ever heard before, and it's like, Oh, that's a little ear candy, I would say, Definitely The ideal student is a beginner for this course. I've taken the Christmas songs, and I have taken on a lot of the cords just to simplify the songs so that any beginner can play as long as you know you're a few basic chords you should be able tow to play along with with this course and it's not. It's not geared towards kids on Lee. It's for adults to There's a lot of adults that are just learning the guitar. You probably want to know your few basic chords like your G, C D B minor, a minor. I'll definitely have the chord charts. If you don't know a couple of accords, they'll be there for you. In this course. I just want to say Thanks for taking the time to look at this course. Feel free to review the course content. And if you have any questions at all, any time, let me know because I'm here and I'm more than willing to help you become a better guitar player, especially on Christmas socks, because I love Christmas songs and it's my favorite time of year. So merry Christmas to everybody and I hope to see you inside 2. Introduction to Christmas Songs on the Guitar: e. Everybody welcome. I'm so glad you decided to sign up for the course. My name is Sandy Millar, and I'm gonna be your instructor through this course. In this course, I'm gonna teach you some easy Christmas songs on the guitar, All in the key of G s. So it'll be really easy. I'm gonna break down the courts for you. If you have any questions during this course, feel free to shoot me a message. I'm more than happy to help you out any time. Thanks. Have fun. Merry Christmas. 3. Frosty the Snowman Guitar Chords: wear doing Frosty the Snowman. I love Rossi. OK, so and again, remember that there is a more complicated version of this, but I really wanted these lessons to be for the beginner guitar player, so that when you're playing when your Christmas time comes around, you can actually play these songs for your friends and family. So, um, definitely this is a simplified version, and you will need to know some chords, but, um especially that be minor. That was a little tricky for newbies, but you'll get it. So let me show you these air the cords that you're gonna need for Frosty the Snowman. So you're gonna need a G chord. You're gonna need your B minor core and a minor seven. I like to play the according to your knees and and then you're deformed. And if you want, you can play seven in there, too. But those are the courts that you're gonna need for this 4. Frosty the Snowman Singing and Guitar Chords: way do for us. It's no man. And again, I have totally made this a simple version so that the majority of people could play it. I really wanted this to be a beginner Beginner Christmas songs class. Here's Frosty the Snowman. - There is a minor way . Okay, so my loathe the miners, you're coming. If you use you want to take your third finger and move it to the four string fourth fret and then the pink goes underneath that Okay, just look it up. That's a short cut to get there now, coming from this. So the knees to have to come up to get their Merry Christmas, everybody. I love Christmas tunes. I'm so glad that you're here again. Be sure you email me if you have any questions. You can't see something on the video. I'm more than happy to help you anytime. So again. Thanks. And Chris 5. Frosty the Snowman Song: wear doing Frosty the Snowman. I love Frosty. Okay, there is a more complicated version of this, but I really wanted these lessons to be for the beginner guitar players. So that when your plan when your Christmas time comes around, you can actually play these songs for your friends and family. - All right, That was kind of sped up a little bit. Kind of fast version of it. I just kind of wanted you to get an idea of where we're going with the song. Merry Christmas, everybody. I love Christmas tunes. I'm so glad that you're here again. Be sure you email me if you have any questions. You can't see something on the video. I'm more than happy to help you anytime. So again. Thanks. And 6. Christmas Times a Comin Guitar Chords: we owe. There's a good old bluegrass Christmas song that that we like to do when we perform out. I think you guys are like this because it's not your traditional Christmas song. You know, I love all the traditional Christmas songs, but it's really nice to hear something different. It kind of is like, Oh, a little bit of your candy when you hear something different So I hope you like this one. This one's called Christmas Times that come in the card you're gonna need our Christmas to everybody by. 7. Christmas Times a Comin' Singing and Guitar Chords: It's called Christmas Tags that come in. Let's review the courts here. We've got Jeanne never again meeting that history. Yeah, sure. What that IHS See some my other videos and then you'll understand what that there s there's RG. So it's come into the deep Christmas times coming back to the G common and I back to D and all back and forth on the G and the D, which makes it really simple on. And then the verses in the window where the wind blows off run, increase dismissed town. So again, back and forth on that from the G to D, which makes it really simple. Now we go to the court that pre chorus what I call a pre course. Can't you wait? So let me do the whole thing for you again. So it's wait first wait course, Geo. Okay, very good. I'm going to redo that a little bit cause I want to make sure that my right hand is in the booth time. It wasn't so let me let me dio, um, I'll do the court. I'll do everything that I just did. So it'll be 1st 1 chorus cheese Christmas , everybody 8. Christmas Times a Comin' Song: I think Christmas time's a coming Christmas. You bring Christmas, everybody. 9. Christmas Times a Comin' Strumming Pattern on the Guitar: I think Christmas time's a coming. And as you seen in some of the other videos, we're going to review the story pattern. Same storming pattern, super simple storming pattern. It's not really that simple, but once you learn it, it ISS. So let me go over that strawman pattern with you. If you don't if you can't quite get the storm pattern. No worries, because you could just do all down strokes. So let me show you the down strokes first, and then I'll show you this diamond pattern so it's okay. Have it. There's that just all down starts, and that's totally fine. Here is the starting pattern that I was. I've been kind of working on with all of these Christmas songs, which just makes it really simple to did have once charming pattern. However, there are many different starring patterns that you can use. You don't have to use just this one. There's no right or wrong strumming patter, although some people might disagree with me on that. But really, it's what you can do to make the song work. And it's all about having fun and about celebrating Christmas so it doesn't really matter. You know, So just have fun with it. Here's the storming better so it's 66 for the last one. But you get the idea that storming pattern, hopefully that you could figure out that storming pattern. And if not, maybe you can grab it from one of the other videos because I've done this strumming pattern on a lot of the Christmas songs that I'm doing. So I realize that it kind of makes it sound a little more country folk, bluegrass that. So that's what we do. We do bluegrass spoken country. So, um, it's it's totally fine to take these songs and make them more, um, like the traditional sounding song by just changing your strumming pattern. So again, enjoy. Just enjoy playing these songs. And if you have any questions, let me know. Merry Christmas, everybody. 10. Deck the Halls Guitar Chords: it's Christmas time and I love us. I have year. Okay, so we're gonna do deck the halls. I I just I love Christmas songs. And I'm so glad that you're here learning these Christmas songs to be able to share with your friends and family at Christmas time or perform whatever you whatever it is that you do if you're a performer and or just want to get together with your friends and family and sing some Christmas songs, Okay, this one is deck the halls, and I am gonna play this out of the G position and keep it in the key of G. So let's get started on this one. The cords that you're in a new art this'll g muting that ministering. See, Andi, you'll need an e minor and in a Okay, there it is. Deck the halls. Um, have fun with that song and we will see you guys in the next lesson. 11. Deck the Halls Singing and Guitar Chords: It's Christmas time, and I love us. I have year. Okay, So we're gonna do deck the halls one more time? Just a little bit slower. - Okay , There it is. Deck the halls. Um, have fun. But that song and we will see you guys in the next lesson. 12. Deck the Halls Strumming Patterns on Guitar: all right. Hey, all It's Christmas time and I love this time of year. Okay, so we're gonna do deck the halls. Now, let's talk about just storming this. That's a little more. A little tiny, more advanced strumming pattern. So you don't have total control over your right hand right now. Let's just do a strong way. Uh, okay, one more time. I'm not called the cords and then I'll call it the numbers now called the Numbers six. So the tricky part is being able to just move your cords, you know, as you're doing this. So if you break this down, you will really figured out. So let me just slow it down one more time and I'll try. And so you're hanging on the G for two counts here. So it's 66 c strong back to the cheese with C five. She which is 60 six. So let me just played a little bit up to tempo. It's And then, of course, for the Don we goto minor, which is a six strong 675 for £2 back to being a troll. Okay, there it is. Deck the halls. Um, have fun with that song, and you will see you guys in the next lesson way 13. Holly Jolly Christmas Guitar Chords: Here's Holly. Jolly Christmas. I don't bring the camera in In this song. You are going to need your G corn, your d chord Do your C chord that be minor again. Minor E minor. A seven. That's all of them. Merry Christmas, everybody. 14. Holly Jolly Christmas Singing and Guitar Chords: Here's Holly. Jolly Christmas. Let's start from the top way. So for that first hole part, it's just back and forth from the G in the deep. And then the next part. So this is Heo. That's a secret. B minor. Back to the sea. Way, way, way minor to soothe way. Merry Christmas, everybody. 15. Holly Jolly Christmas Song: Here's Holly. Jolly Christmas. No. - Okay , that was kind of Oh, but that's OK. You get the idea of the song. That's what this is all about. Dezell about being riel and, um, not tryingto make the video perfect. I don't want it to be perfect. That's not how my lessons go. The lessons are fun. And and I want you guys to experience that. So there it is. There's Holly, Jolly Christmas. And I am gonna break it down for you so that it is more perfect when you play. It s so anyways. Merry Christmas, everybody. 16. Holly Jolly Christmas Strumming for Guitar: Holly. Jolly Christmas. Okay, let's mix up the story pattern just a little bit, just for something different. Okay, so way. Okay. Just three down. - Okay , so there's a difference during pattern again. You can use that. Go back to that pattern if you want Teoh. And you can see that that pattern I've taught several times in other videos. So, um, if you want to use that one, there are, of course, other storming patterns you can use. You have to just decide yourself. Which one do you like? The best. So for something different when you go to this part, that's the Hey ho. Hey. All right, let's just wait. So just to give it a little bit of mixture instead of playing that same down, down, down, down. You want to have some some change of the song. So, um, adding a little bit of flavor to the sun makes it really fun and and more interesting. Thank you all for being here. Merry Christmas, everybody. I love Christmas. Love it. 17. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Guitar Chords: for jolly old ST Nicholas here, the cords that you're gonna need for this, son. And remember, I'm cabled five. So again, you can play this anywhere you just by moving your cable around. But it is out of a G position. Never. I'm muting that history. So there's that a d chord e minor on. You can play your reminder like this, or you can play it with these two fingers. That's the same exact voicing. Just be minor. See back T o a. Seven D Uh, they're the cords for jolly old ST Nicholas. Have fun with this, too, and everybody Merry Christmas. 18. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Singing Guitar Chords: in this lesson. I'm gonna sing the cords for you so you can tell exactly where they fall over the side. All right, let me so that down just a little bit for you. Way There it is the court's son for jolly old ST Nicholas. 19. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Song: we Oh, I'm going to sing a jolly old ST Nicholas and I've put this in the key of C just to make it easier for me to sing. Now remember, I'm playing out of a G position. All these songs you could move your Cabo. If you have a cable and you can put it in the key of G, you can put it in the key of a flat, which would be the first fret plane G Second fret would be a plane G third fret b flat fourth fret b and then for me to sing the sun I need it in the QC So instead of transposing the cords, I've just put my hand today and a cape on and it's a little short cut. This one is jolly Old ST Nicholas. - Wait . There's jolly old ST Nicholas Christmas. Everybody 20. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Strumming for Guitar: thin this lesson. I'm going to talk about the strumming pattern for jolly old ST Nicholas. So six, 56 So let me break that down for you on the G chord. You're gonna do a six and you're gonna move to the d chord. And it's Fuhr's theme. Minor's gonna be six. You can also do six or six. Just depends upon the voicing that you want to get there. Then for your B minor, you're gonna do a first phase. That undersea you're gonna do a five from? Then move your your third finger up to the six strong five strong six strong Back to the G six a is gonna be and D is gonna or you could dio first again just depending upon the voice in that you want and that's the whole thing. But let me keep going with the rest of that verse. So you have six Trump first strong, strong six strong, strong B minor is four. See which is five strong six gs six six. There you have it. There's a storming pattern for jelly Old ST Nicholas. Now keep in mind there's lots of ways that you can strum this you don't have to storm it like this. There are many, many different options, many different storming patterns that you could use for this sign. It's just a stirring pattern that I like, and it works really well for a lot of Christmas songs, especially if you're doing a more Fokker country or, you know, in our cases, bluegrass. So again find the storming pattern that works for you and have fun with Jolly old ST Nicholas very Christmas. 21. Thank you for taking this Christmas Songs Class: Thanks so much for being a part of this class.