In this Christmas guitar lesson, we look at how to play Fairytale of New York by The Pogues!
The top video shows you how to play the simple chords and strumming. Below that is a website exclusive video [not on youtube!] where i show how the intro piano part and the ending lead parts can be done on acoustic!
Finally, at the bottom of this page, you'll find a full cover of this song by me so you can see how it all fits together, along with the original music video by the Pogues and the late Kirsty MacColl so you can hear it done properly!
Fairytale of New York - Easy Chords Tutorial
Fairytale of New York Chord Sheet
Intro & lead parts [website only video!]
If this is too difficult for you, my Acoustic Fingerstyle course includes many of the concepts and techniques needed to play this, check that out here!
D major scale
The notes from the D major scale create all the melodies in this song. The numbers show below represent the degrees of the major scale (numbered 1 to 7), and I've coloured the D major chord tones in orange - I hope it helps!
Full cover for you to play along to and put it all together!