Christmas Ukulele: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Tab)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Tab)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (mp3)

As promised yesterday, here’s a solo version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

It’s a fairly simple arrangement. For the most part, the melody is fingerpicked and chords are strummed in between the melody notes. Apart from a couple of notes at the fifth fret, it’s all first position stuff. Easy.

For more of my solo arrangements of Christmas songs check out How To Play Christmas Ukulele.

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  1. LonnaB December 14th, 2007 3:29 pm

    That’s easy, alright!

    All those ones and zeros- I’ll probably be able to teach my eight year old this one.


  2. Jeff December 14th, 2007 3:49 pm

    I am glad it’s easy enough for an 8 year old, just my speed! Very nice and simple.

    Thanks from me too!

  3. Woodshed December 17th, 2007 7:32 pm

    You’re both very welcome. Good luck to you Jeff and LittleB.

  4. Patricia July 15th, 2008 9:31 pm

    I love this tab! I’m a bit of a neophyte and I was wondering how you strum only the GCE strings in the second measure?

  5. Woodshed July 16th, 2008 1:51 pm

    Hi Patricia. You do it by damping the A string: resting on of the fingers on your fretting hand on the string (just hard enough to stop it sounding).

  6. patrick conneely November 11th, 2009 11:12 am

    Is it possible to get tabs for john denver songs

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  9. Ron Ajemian December 11th, 2009 2:21 pm

    Hi Al,

    How are you? Nice job with the Tabs for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. But for us new players can you show the Chords with
    the Tabs. Thanking you so much. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Best Regards,

    Ron Ajemian

  10. Lancelot December 23rd, 2009 11:42 pm

    I’m worried that I’m 24 and finding this tricky.

  11. k November 3rd, 2010 3:42 pm

    what is the strumming pattern

  12. janko December 5th, 2010 4:32 pm

    Thanks for those chords !

  13. Woodshed December 5th, 2010 4:43 pm

    janko: You’re welcome.

  14. dan December 10th, 2010 3:50 am

    Please oh please can you do the Jack Johnson version of this song!!!

  15. Olive November 8th, 2011 2:35 pm

    Okay this one is SLIIGHTLY ridiculously fun to play, thanks for posting!
    Something you may find worthy of note — though; in the “Tabs – Genre – Christmas” area, a lot of these newer Christmas songs aren’t included on the list. This one, CU: German Carol Tabs, CU: Jingle Bells, CU: Mele Kalikimaka, and Jingle Bell Rock are the ones I know of. I thought you’d like to know. As always — thanks for posting these songs. I’m going to stress this isn’t a complaint comment ^_^ just a heads up. Thanks so much!

  16. Woodshed November 8th, 2011 11:28 pm

    Olive: Thanks I’ll try and get the newer stuff properly listed.

  17. Michael December 18th, 2011 8:40 am

    Hi, this is my first post, just thought I’d say that this website is fantastic and please keep it up!

    Just one question though, in the MP3 file, there are four different ‘chord strums’ (thats what I call it where you play more than one string- probably got a technical name but oh well!) before the longer part of chords over lines 2 & 3 of the tab, whereas in the tab there are only 3, do you play a part over again in the MP3? (in other words I can’t get the tab to match up to your MP3, what am I doing wrong?!?)

  18. Katie December 18th, 2012 8:48 pm

    I feel pretty stupid, but I have no idea how to read tabs…

  19. Woodshed December 19th, 2012 11:25 am

    Katie: There’s a guide to reading tab here.

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