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I Believe in Father Christmas (Greg Lake) – Guitar Lesson

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D Major

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for I Believe in Father Christmas and is part of my 24 Fingerstyle Songs of Christmas series.

This song was released in 1975 and written by Greg Lake and Peter Sinfield. Originally it wasn’t intended to be a Christmas song as Lake was writing more about how Christmas had become so commercialised. However, it quickly cemented itself as a Christmas classic and is now a recurring song played on the radio each December. Regardless, it’s a lot of fun to play!

Alright, let’s start learning how to play I Believe in Father Christmas!

Learn To Play I Believe in Father Christmas

I Believe in Father Christmas (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of I Believe in Father Christmas, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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I Believe in Father Christmas Guitar Lesson (Part One)

OK let’s now get into the lesson and break the song down. For this I’ve employed the pick but you certainly don’t have to as it still works great played with fingers.

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I Believe in Father Christmas Guitar Lesson (Part Two)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the rest of the song!

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