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Merry Xmas Everybody Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson








130 BPM


G major

This song was written by British rock band Slade in 1973 and went straight to number 1 in the UK after its release.

Merry Xmas Everybody has a reasonably simple chord progression throughout but with the fingerpicking thrown in it does get a little tricky. However, it’s a great deal of fun to play!

Learn To Play Merry Xmas Everybody

Merry Xmas Everybody - Performance

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


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Merry Xmas Everybody - Intro

OK let’s get going with Merry Xmas Everybody. The intro to this one begins with a descending bass line over a Bb chord. This sounds great, is a lot of fun to play and isn’t too hard providing you’ve got your barre chords down.

Merry Xmas Everybody - Verse/Pre Chorus

Into the verse/pre chorus now and things really start to pick up. I’d recommend learning the chord progression off by heart before trying to do the fancy fingerpicking.

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Merry Xmas Everybody - Chorus

So here it is, Merry…um…Chorus?

Merry Xmas Everybody - Bridge

Here we have a four bar bridge that firmly moves into the key of D Minor before returning back to the chorus, in G Major.

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