Hey everyone! In today’s lesson I’m going to show you all what I believe to be the easiest xmas song on guitar! It’s “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber.
This song is a 4-chord wonder – and it uses the 4 magical chords that have helped beginners play songs that they wouldn’t normally be able to play.
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The lesson is broken down into a few simple parts:
1) The chord shapes: They all share similar fingerings, making it so you only have to move the same 2 fingers for each switch… very easy and convenient.
2) The chord order (form): We practice playing through all the chord shapes, in order, counting out the beats to make sure we’re doing it all right.
3) Strumming: This song has a longer, but very easy strumming pattern. The only difficult thing is getting the palm muting to sound good but I give some simple and effective tips to help with that (optional).
4) Play-along: We play through a bit of the song, slower than the original recording, just to make sure you can get it perfect before trying it at full speed.
After this lesson, I encourage you to try playing along with the original recording. To do this, you’ll need to put a capo on the 2nd fret. If you don’t have a capo, I also show you 4 alternate chords that you can use to do this: A, E, F#m, and D.
I hope you enjoy the lesson, have a wonderful holiday season and I’ll see you next time!