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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

Johnny Marks









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This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and is part of my 24 Fingerstyle Songs of Christmas series.

This song was written in 1939 and is now an instantly recognisable Christmas song, loved by many the world over. This arrangement can be pretty tricky at times and it certainly requires some good thumb independence but it’s a good fun one to play once mastered.

Alright, let’s start learning how to play Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Learn To Play Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Guitar Lesson (Part One)

OK let’s now get into the lesson and break the song down. If you’re not used to alternating your thumb across the bass strings then really take it slow and focus on your accuracy over your speed.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Guitar Lesson (Part Two)

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

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