4 Solo Guitar Christmas Songs
Posted: December 12th, 2013 by Ashley Saunders
Getting in the spirit of Christmas, I’ve written out four well known tunes and arranged them for solo Guitar. I hope you enjoy them, please feel free to Share them, Print them and Play them.
The First Noel
The First Noel is a classic Christmas tune, which the arrangement is simple and mainly using block chords – perfect if you’re not used to playing solo guitar pieces. Even if you just get the chords movements together, you’re half way there.
I’d recommend getting each bar under your hands and then building on the next bar and so on. The song is written in 3, so you might want to count aloud for the first few times though. And let each note ring!
Again Silent Night is a classic song! The first half of this is the simplest solo guitar arrangement of the four. This song mainly moves by block chords with a few leading notes to break up the transitions.
While bar 18 might look complex, is just a diminished run – and so you’re sliding one chord down twice – 4 frets each time. Also in 3, it’s worth starting slowly, counting aloud and letting all notes ring out!
Jingle Bells is a must know, especially if you’re going to a few parties. Get this tune together and you’ll have the whole room singing along with you! Festive cheer – Nice!
This arrangement is pretty involved and you might need to spend some time working on it to get it singing. Watch out for the jumps in position, leading notes and remember to pause at the end of bar 8 for dramatic effect!
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas is also in 3 and a is fairly simplistic solo guitar arrangement. Watch out for the large jumps – which you could move to make the transitions easier.