Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas
Learn how to play Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas note-for-note on guitar.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Barre chords: No
Thumb over chords: No
Playing Style: Fingerpicked (Greg plays it hybrid picked but I play it fingerpicked in the lesson)
Tuning: Drop D
This lesson teaches Greg Lake’s guitar part on the original studio version. He plays it on a 12-string but I teach it on a 6-string. You can use either and what you learn here will still be correct. The orchestral interlude after each verse, (Prokofiev’s Troika), is taught in two ways. You can play what Greg Lake plays accompanying the orchestra. This is authentic but you won’t hear the important Prokofiev melody. Alternatively, you can learn a fingrstyle arrangement of that part which isn’t played on the record but allows you put that all-important melody into a 1-guitar version.
The complete file contains 2 lesson videos, a performance play thru video, full tabs, chords and lyrics. You’ll receive a link to download the lesson which will download as a zip file of 319 Mb containing all the lesson content.
Chords & Songsheet Preview
You’ll receive at least two videos per song, one lesson and one performance-standard play-through. You’ll receive the chords/lyrics and guitar tabs as PDF files.
The videos are mp4 format and should play on PC’s, Macs and most mobile devices.
They will download as Zip files. If you don’t have a Zip program on your PC you’ll need to install one to open the file. I use Zipeg which you can get free, here.
If you want to download to an iPad or iPhone you’ll need an app to do so, please read here to know more about it.