Bing Crosby – White Christmas

White Christmas (Tab)

White Christmas (mp3)

I couldn’t let Christmas pass without working up a version of this tune. It’s a classic.

This arrangement keeps it fairly simple. It’s mostly just strummed chords. When you’re playing a chord based solo like this one, it’s important that you emphasise the melody notes. There are a couple of main ways to do this.

Firstly, by making the last note you hit in a strum the melody note.

Secondly, by giving a bit more omph to the chords on the melody beats. For example, in bar 6 the melody note is the first beat (the ‘I’m’), so play this chord stronger and the rest of the strums in the bar more softly.

If you like this style of arrangement, you can find more Christmas songs arranged like this in How To Play Christmas Ukulele.

If you’re in Hollywood this Friday, head over to the Egyptian Theater for their screening of White Christmas where Ukulele Davey will be leading a sing-along.

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