Below is the lesson for “The Christmas Song” by Mel Tormé.
This fingerstyle arrangement is an elegant adaption of a timeless Christmas song. My favorite thing about this song isn’t the incredible melody – which, did I mention is incredible! But what always strikes me the most is the rich harmony. This song is the opposite of a “4 chord song”. It’s an extremely well thought out composition by the late, great Mel Tormé.
From a playing perspective, the most difficult part is the chord work itself. Since there’s a lot going on in this department, our left hand will have its work cut out for it. But I think you’ll find, as you work through the lesson, that it’s not as hard as it appears on face value.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson