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Another White Christmas Lesson - a quick and easy one.

Guitar Lesson by Kirk Lorange

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Note: The Printable PDF for the TAB/Notation for this arrangement is available as a bonus lesson in my Christmas Fingerstyle Guitar Collection along with 22 other Christmas Carol guitar arrangements. Click here to order it.

The Lesson explained


Here's another 'White Christmas' for you to practice up before the big day. It's quick and easy, so you should be OK with it. The other lesson I did a while back is here.

I played this in Dropped D tuning with the capo on fret 2, so it wound up in the key of E, but I wrote the chord names out as if I didn't put a capo on and as if it's in the key of D. I did that because I found an mp3 of the same thing I did years ago and it just sounds better in E. Don't ask me why.

There's nothing much to report in this one, nothing difficult, no stretches, no finger acrobatics, very straight forward. And if you've been learning some of my other (many) Dropped D lessons, you'll recognize many of the moves and grips.

I could have been a bit more specific about naming some of the passing chords but I figured, why complicate things? So I just named the basic changes. That G/A can also be called A11, and it's really just an A7 chord, a V chord. I have always thought of 11th chords as sort of 'super 7ths', having a double dose of the 'seventh' quality, that 'take me home to the I chord' quality.

The progression is very straight forward, mostly revolving around the I-IV-V chords, but you'll see that iv chord in there (Gm) -- a very common deviation from the seven 'key-chords' and also that E7 ... a 'majorized' ii chord and another common deviation. Other than those, it's all related chords.

I couldn't resist have a play-along with the slide and I decided to record it. 

Merry Christmas! Have a good one, stay safe and warm (for the Northern Hemispherers), stay safe and cool (for us Southern Hemispherers), and be good, for goodness sake.

See you next year!

For this lesson, I will be charging a small fee of US $3.95 for the Printable PDF of the TAB/Notation. Click here to order it.



For this lesson, I will be charging a small fee of US $3.95 for the Printable PDF of the TAB/Notation. Click here to order it.