Winter Holiday Songs For Guitar! 15 Songs For Music Staff & Tab (Grades 3-12)
This WINTER HOLIDAY SONGS FOR GUITAR resource includes public domain Winter Holiday-Themed songs arranged by me for beginning guitar. Each song is arranged with simple, beginner-friendly chords, as well as tablature to help students learn the songs quickly. The TAB has stick notation to help students learn and play rhythms accurately. Also included are two pages of guitar chord diagrams, organized by song so that students can easily study the chords for each song. This also makes it easier and faster when asking students to learn/practice the chords for any specific songs. This resource aligns with approximately six (6) National Core Arts Standards
(listed on page 8 of the resource). The 15 songs included in this resource are as follows:
1. A La Na Nita - Spanish Christmas Carol
2. Angels We Have Heard on High
3. Away in a manger
4. Coventry Carol
5. Deck the Halls*
6. Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel
7. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
9. Good King Wenceslas
10. Jingle Bells*
11. Oh, Christmas Tree
12. Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel*
13. Silent Night
14. We Three Kings
15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
*These songs are arranged for two different keys for the sake of variety and preference of the teacher and students.
This WINTER HOLIDAY SONGS FOR GUITAR Resource Includes:
Pg. 1: Title Page
Pg. 2: Thank you!
Pg. 3: Other Great Resources
Pg. 5: Table of Contents
Pg. 6: About This Resource
Pg. 7: Instructions
Pg. 8: National Core Arts Standards Met
Pg. 9: A La Na Nita (Spanish Christmas Carol) - Key of A minor
Pg. 10: Angels We Have Heard on High - Key of C Major
Pg. 11: Away in a manger - Key of C Major
Pg. 12: Coventry Carol - Key of A Minor
Pg. 13: Deck the Halls - Key of C Major
Pg. 14: Deck the Halls - Key of G Major
Pg. 15: Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel - Key of C Major
Pg. 16: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen - Key of A Minor
Pg. 17: Greensleeves - Key of D Minor (Aeolian Mode)
Pg. 18: Greensleeves - Key of A Minor (Dorian mode)
Pg. 19: Good King Wenceslas - Key of D Major
Pg. 20: Jingle Bells - Key of A Major
Pg. 21: Jingle Bells - Key of D Major
Pg. 22: Oh, Christmas Tree - Key of C Major
Pg. 23: Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel - Key of A Minor
Pg. 24: Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel - Key of E Minor
Pg. 25: Silent Night - Key of A Major
Pg. 26: We Three Kings - Key of A Minor
Pg. 27: We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Key of D Major
Pg. 28: Chord Charts for All 15 Songs – Pg. 1
Pg. 29: Chord Charts for All 15 Songs – Pg. 2
Pg. 30: Credits
Choose which song(s) you would like students to learn and either print them out in packets, or display in the classroom using a projector, overhead, etc. One method is to have your beginning students learn/play the melodies while your more advanced students learn/play the accompanying chords. Students will likely know many of the songs, however it may be helpful to provide examples of these particular arrangements so that students can perform together with more rhythmic accuracy.
I like to repeat short songs and make little arrangements by alternating between group playing and solo playing. This is a great way to feature stronger players and makes for more engaging and dynamic performances. Enjoy!
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