There are those songs that just have a way of getting you in the Christmas spirit.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas is one of those songs for me.
In this lesson, you learn to strum the chords and sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
This song has a fun rhythm and challenging chord changes (in a good way) to help improve your skills and get you in that holiday spirit!
First, watch the video and hear a performance of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Before moving forward, download the chord chart for this song.
Download the chord chart and sheet music for We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Next, be sure to spend time practicing the chord positions you must know to play this song.
There are some barre chords in this song. Keep in mind the finger positions are suggested and you might choose to use different fingers to play these chords to make switching between chords within this song easier. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
In the next video, I demonstrate the strumming pattern used to play this song.
Be sure to note this pattern is counted in three. Remember to take it slow at first and count out loud. Practice this pattern over a G chord.
Once you’ve practiced the chords and strumming pattern for We Wish You a Merry Christmas, the next step is to play through the song’s chord progression while counting out loud.
For now, you’re not worried about the singing. It’s easier to sing out the melody of the song when you’re sure that you’re strumming and chord changes are nice and steady!
Hear how We Wish You a Merry Christmas sounds played and counted out loud at a slower tempo.
When you can play through the song’s chord progression, begin to hum and sing out the melody of the song. Or, ask a friend or family member to sing out along with you!
Become a Rock-Steady Strummer
Do you lose the strumming rhythm as soon as you start to sing?
Is it difficult to change chords while keeping the strumming going?
These are common challenges when it comes to strumming and singing at the same time. With step-by-step, easy-to-follow online video lessons, you can overcome these challenges in the Strumming Tricks online video lesson course.
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Perfect for beginners. Become proficient in strumming, rhythm and chord changes on the ukulele, improving your skills while learning actual songs.