Yes, I promise we will keep things very simple and the guitar chords for Christmas songs we will use today are all on a beginner level. Well, at least in my opinion, even though I know that some of you might argue with me about the dreaded F-Major Chord being on a beginner level. This is not the place to spend too much time arguing, the fact of the matter is that the F-Chord is part of my Beginners Guitar Course and we actually spend two full lessons on learning the right finger-position, followed by a number of fairly unorthodox but fun and highly effective exercises. But I digress, let’s get back on topic.
Easy Christmas Songs On Guitar
Today, I will show you two traditional Christmas songs, Jingle Bells and Silent Night, Holy Night. All the chords we need are a C-Major, G-Major, F-Major, A7 and D7. In the video below I will give you some detailed instructions on both songs. To be clear, I will assume that you already know the chords. If you need to refresh your memory, feel free to visit the Guitar Chordbank (if you don’t have access yet, just create a new account – it’s completely FREE of charge), we cover all those Christmas guitar chords and many more over there.
Alright, that wasn’t too difficult, was it? Make sure that you use a steady beat as you play those songs. Also, don’t rush. While Jingle Bells is certainly a cheery upbeat song, you should make sure that you play it at a pace that you can keep throughout the song. Playing it slower but at a steady beat sounds better than rushing and being all over the place. Silent Night, Holy Night needs to be played slowly anyway. However, make note of what I mentioned in the video, you need to play in counts of 3s in order to make it sound right.
Not too bad, right? With these 5 Guitar Chords for Christmas Songs you can impress your family next time you gather around the tree..;-)