Jingle Bells Guitar Lesson

Jingle Bells Guitar Lesson for Beginner Fingerstyle Players

Jingle Bells is probably the best-known Christmas song ever written. It was originally composed by James Lord Pierpont in 1857 and was first published under the name 'One Horse Open Sleigh'.

I've targeted this arrangement of Jingle Bells at people who are brand new to fingerpicking and perhaps even relatively new to the guitar. I've made it as easy as I can whilst still keeping it fun to play and sounding great.

Alright, let's pick up our guitars and learn how to play Jingle Bells!

Song Details:

  • Key - C major
  • Tuning - standard
  • Difficulty - beginner

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Jingle Bells Guitar Lesson (Part 1)

OK let's jump into the lesson! Hopefully you don't struggle too much but remember to take things really slow and focus heavily on getting all the notes to ring out clearly.


Jingle Bells Guitar TAB

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Part 2

Hopefully you're now OK with the first section of this arrangement of Jingle Bells, let's now tackle the second part. 


Jingle Bells Guitar TAB

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Let me know what you thought of the lesson in the comments section below. Say what you found hard/easy, what level you're at and what your fingerpicking goals are. 

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  1. Christian left a comment on 12th December 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Would like to get sheet music for Jingle Bells in PDF but can’t find link to it.

    • Six String Fingerpicking left a comment on 14th December 2020 at 11:04 am

      There’s no PDF for this one I’m afraid, it’s just as it is on the site.

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