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Here Comes Santa Claus Guitar Lesson for Beginner Fingerstyle Players

Gene Autry







C major

Here Comes Santa Claus was written in 1947 by Gene Autry and is a greatly loved Christmas song. It’s great fun to play and sounds good executed at any speed, fast or slow.

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Here Comes Santa Claus - Performance

Here’s a quick demo of Here Comes Santa Claus, be sure to refer back to it as you learn the arrangement to make sure you’re playing it correctly.

Here Comes Santa Claus - Intro

OK let’s get stuck into Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane). The song begins with a quick four bar intro. This part isn’t too hard to play at all but it does move across the whole neck so visualising the notes can be tricky. Pick up your guitar and let’s start!

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Here Comes Santa Claus - Verse (Part 1)

The first section of Here Comes Santa Claus is quite similar to Jingle Bells, you’ll hear straight away that the first few notes are identical.

Here Comes Santa Claus - Verse (Part 2)

Things get a little harder here and you may find gripping the F chord tough, but persevere and you’ll get it!

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