The Christmas Song

Below is the lesson for ‘The Christmas Song’ by Mel Tormé.

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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

Part 2 – For Premium Members

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