Christmas Waltz

by She & Him • Lesson #403 • Dec 7, 2021

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Editor’s notes

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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