Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with 'O Come, All Ye Faithful', arranged delicately for the Banjo. This melodic hymn turned carol combines melody and chord melody techniques to generate a soul-stirring experience. Suitable for beginner and intermediate players, this piece offers an enriching learning encounter while delivering a notable rendition of a beloved hymn. It's your chance to strum this classic carol on your Banjo and create moments of joyous music this holiday season.
When learning this tune, start with the Melody. When learning any tune, it's always best to start with the melody. It's the heart of a song. Knowing it will help you see, and eventually create, variations that honor and maintain the identity of the song. Try out a few of the licks. You may need to slow down the overall tempo of the song to be able to incorporate the more challenging licks and keep a steady beat. Make sure to practice a lick repeatedly, until it is easy for you, before trying to use it in the song.
After getting the hang of that, check out the Chord Melody. This arrangement uses a technique that incorporates chordal accompaniment and movement that intertwines with the melody. The melody note is played on the first string while the chord accompaniment supports it on the lower strings. If you do not have a lot of experience or knowledge of Chord Scales and inversions you should check out our lesson on G Major Chord Scales.