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Banjo tablatures for Frosty the Snowman


Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #holiday music, #up-tempo, #vocal song

"Frosty the Snowman" (or "Frosty the Snow Man") is one of the really famous Christmas songs composed by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson. the tune was first released by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950 and then performed by Jimmy Durante, who released it as a single. It was written after the popularity of Autry's release of the previous year's "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer;" Unlike "Rudolph," "Frosty" was later licensed by Rankin / Bass Entertainment, Frosty the Snowman, to other platforms including a popular TV series Warner Bros. retains the ancillary rights to the Frosty the Snowman series, however owing to the popularity of the TV special, the characters merchandising is typically approved in accordance with the current owners of that distinctive, DreamWorks Classics. The song recounts Frosty's fictional tale, a snowman brought to life by a mysterious silk hat discovered and set on his head by a group of kids. Frosty loves running with the kids who created him throughout the city, halting only once at a crosswalk when the policeman warns pedestrians to stop. Eventually, Frosty says goodbye to and comforts the boys, pledging to be back someday. Although the original recording of Autry does not explain the reason for the later versions of Frosty's departure has lyrics that relate it to the hot sun. One sing in 1969 by Rankin/Bass TV special was expected to be in White Plains, New York, and Armonk, New York; Armonk has an annual Frosty parade. And it was covered by the Canadian Brass as an instrumental, with member Charles Daellenbach putting on Frosty's character and repeatedly calling "One more chance!" ("You know what happens when Frosty gets hot") And then starting to crumble ("I feel he's burning"— "You know what happens when Frosty gets hot"). It was also performed on their debut release by the Hampton String Quartet, "What if Mozart composed - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

  • Banjo Frosty the Snowman Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    C is not every banjo player's favorite key, but you need to be comfortable with it. Some melodies actually lay out easier in the C chord shape, and Frosty the Snowman happens to be o...

    Banjo Frosty the Snowman Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Frosty the Snowman Scruggs Style-2

    Scruggs Style-2

    Up the neck, and in C. This is the gift of challenge. Merry Christmas ya'll!

    Banjo Frosty the Snowman Scruggs Style-2
  • Banjo Frosty the Snowman Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    This is a very simple melodic arrangement of this classic tune Frosty the Snowman. Use the lick switcher if you need a little more excitement and challenge. Don't forget, that how yo...

    Banjo Frosty the Snowman Melodic Style
  • Banjo Frosty the Snowman Melodic Style-2

    Melodic Style-2

    Christmas tunes are not always played in the same key. Learning a tune in multiple keys is a great musical exercise for learning your instrument, and deepening your understanding of ...

    Banjo Frosty the Snowman Melodic Style-2