Below is the lesson for “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Bing Crosby.
A playful take on a Christmas classic. My favorite aspect of this arrangement is its use of movement. This means you’ll be playing throughout the entire span of the neck (frets 0-12). The key takeaway is that movement gives the piece a flowing and developing quality. Think of it like a well-written story where the beginning, middle, and end connect.
The hammer-on and pull-off runs that occur in the bridge (bars 13-18) are the trickiest parts of this arrangement. Practice this section slowly, keeping the legato technique at the forefront of your attention. Remember to maintain a swung rhythmic feel throughout the entire tune. If you need a recap on eighth-note triplet rhythm, check out this lesson.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson