Holiday Song in G Major / Intermediate

In the spirit of Fiddlemas, I arranged this classic melody as an old-time hoedown. I figured that there are hundreds of lessons on the basic melody…we could do something more fun.

In the main video lesson, I teach the tune without double stops. I’ll show you how to add double stops in a supplemental lesson.


Scale and drone

Use the G Drone to warm up with the G Major scale:

G0-1-2-3-D0-1-2-3 | D3-A0-1-L2-3-E0-1-L2

G Drone

Supplemental lesson: Adding Double Stops and Chord Backup

Other versions

George Strait


Nat King Cole

Further learning

A lot of the rhythmic feeling in this version come from the “Round Peak” style of Tommy Jarrell. To diver deeper into this, check out the Appalachian Fiddle Journeys course.

Learn more fun fiddle versions of holiday tunes here: Holiday Songs

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