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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas banjo tabs & chords

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  • Chord Melody

    Difficulty

    A chord melody based on Frank Sinatra's beautiful rendition of this classic Christmas song. Check out the 20-minute lesson video by clicking on the video icon in the control panel of the tab! Note: Just in case you're wondering why this is not the normal 36 bar form, this tab is double timed into an 18 bar form for Tunefox's playback engine.

    • Key G
    • 45 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
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More about Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Banjo song

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 1 versions of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the song.

There are a number of fantastic learning tools in Tunefox to help you memorize, learn by ear, and improve your speed. These special features are found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. The "Hide Notes" tool will hide a number of the notes in the tab so you can use your ears to learn parts of the melody of the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Next, try out the "Memory Train" tool, which will hide more and more notes each time the song or measure loops. This will help get you off of the tab you’ve been working with so you can play it by memory. The "Speed Up" feature gradually speeds up the song so you can hone your technique and challenge yourself to go faster.

Each Tunefox banjo Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas lyrics

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us, once more

Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow