Below is the lesson for “The First Noel”.
A cheerful take on a timeless Christmas carol; our arrangement is perfect for the beginners first foray into chord melody. As the name implies, chord melody simply means to play the chords plus the melody, simultaneously. This type of playing is great for those who wish to not sing or are wanting to dive into fingerstyle playing.
Your focus for this piece will be on smoothly transitioning from chord to chord, while highlighting the melody note (typically on the top of the chord, either on string 1 or 2). For our right hand approach, we are keeping things simple by playing entirely with the thumb. I hope you enjoy learning this arrangement and Merry Christmas!
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson