Deck The Halls
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
Supplemental lesson: Adding Double Stops and Chord Backup
Nat King Cole
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