by She & Him • Lesson #403 • Dec 7, 2021
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Hello, my friends! Happy to share a new guitar lesson teaching you how to play The Christmas Waltz. While originally recorded by Frank Sinatra (1954), it’s the She & Him version (2011) that I’ll be basing my lesson off of. This lets you play this classic holiday song with a single acoustic guitar, fairly easy chord chord shapes, and spares you of any overly complex or tricky transitions. I’ll explain the three-quarter time waltz feel, teach the chord shapes & progressions needed, and finally do a full playthrough of the entire song. This has been one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs, and it’s a pleasure to share this lesson with you. Enjoy!
Video lesson timestamps:
- 0:00 Preview & Lesson Summary
- 1:40 Waltz Rhythm & Strumming
- 2:50 Chord Shapes Needed
- 6:04 Chord Progressions
- 9:16 Full Play-Along Cover
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