PDA

View Full Version : What is the easiest Christmas song/carol?



Inner Prop
12-29-2010, 04:11 AM
We do Christmas over at my Mom's house on New Year's weekend. I got a uke for Christmas. All these 9 chord Christmas songs/carols are pretty hard. Is there an easy one I could learn?

janeray1940
12-29-2010, 04:21 AM
There are a few here that have only 4 or 5 chords, and are pretty good for beginners: http://www.ukuke.co.uk/Ukulele%20Christmas%20Song%20Book.pdf

Kanaka916
12-29-2010, 04:22 AM
Try some of these (http://bettylou.zzruss.com/xmas.htm) . . . pretty much major chords.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
12-29-2010, 05:03 AM
I would suggest: Silent Night, 3 chords I believe. Just find your key and go for it.

Keep uke'in',

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

PS http://www.4shared.com/dir/74gHBwmM/Holiday_MP3s.html

roxhum
12-29-2010, 08:06 AM
Search a thread titled Frosty The Snowman. That will lead you to a link with some easy Christmas Carols, one being Silent Night and Frosty the Snowman, both just 2 or 3 easy chords.

Roxhum

Campbell
12-29-2010, 11:03 AM
If you wanna learn one by tabs, I like Greensleeves a lot (http://home.arcor.de/crazydawg/tabs.html it's on that list). It's not too long and shouldn't be too hard to remember if you sit down for a little while.

OldePhart
12-29-2010, 12:38 PM
Angels We Have Heard on High (Just kidding, that is one of the hardest - I love the song but can't stand having to play it 'cause it's tough on just about anything outside of a keyboard.

Silent Night is pretty easy. There were three or four videos of it here this year ranging from my very simple little thing to a couple of pretty nice melody-chord arrangements.

I think O Holy Night is easy if I remember right, we didn't play it this year so my memory might be faulty.

What Child is This (Greensleeves) is a little harder but if you break it down into A and B phrases it's not really that bad (it's basically ABAB through one verse and chorus, and the only difference between the A and B part is in the last measure). Strumming and picking are both pretty easy in Am, and strumming is easy in Dm.

John

GreatGazukes
12-29-2010, 01:18 PM
O Come All ye faithful in the key of D is easy

Jingle Bells in the key of C is easy

The book with the chords are here (http://www.ukeland.com/pages/media/music/Ukulele%20Christmas%20Song%20Book.pdf)

And if you want to get fancy, google up the words for "Australian Jingle Bells" lol

Bosconian91
12-29-2010, 01:26 PM
Try the "Joy To The World" solo version of this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkhN3V8yYUc

molokinirum
01-03-2011, 02:52 AM
I would suggest: Silent Night, 3 chords I believe. Just find your key and go for it.

Keep uke'in',

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

PS http://www.4shared.com/dir/74gHBwmM/Holiday_MP3s.html

Silent Night is probably the easiest!!

Tor
01-03-2011, 03:48 AM
Silent Night is probably the easiest!!

Fully agreed! The pdf linked to from here: http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/12/10/christmas-ukulele-german-carol-tabs/
(by uu member wwelti) includes a version which combines finger picking and single strums and is so easy as anything I've seen. And sounds good too! :)

Inner Prop
01-03-2011, 05:38 AM
Silent Night was pretty good. I'm not working on picking and singing yet, I'm just happy to chord and sing. What I did with Silent Night was up strum each bar and sang very softly. I really didn't get a chance to do it infront of anybody, but I was happy with it.

I could also do Santa Baby by chords, but I can't seem to get the singing down. I'll have to listen to it more.

Jingle Bells actually sounds much better picked. I've seen about three versions, but none of the chords sound right to me.

Thanks for the suggestions.