Happy Xmas (War is Over)

In this lesson I’ll teach you how to play Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. I’ll start off with a simple version, letting you strum through the entire song with minimal difficulty. Then I’ll get into some more advanced territory, teaching you how to play those melodies heard in Lennon’s recording. Along the way I’ll explain the chords, progression, strumming and more — I truly hope you enjoy!

  • 0:00 Playthrough
  • 1:08 Lesson intro
  • 1:58 Basic chords used
  • 3:20 Strumming pattern
  • 3:55 Simple-strum instructions
  • 5:20 Adding melodic flourish

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